Course Description

BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7



BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 is course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of One Year. BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 gives a Course Qualification of Ordinary Bachelor Degree, awarded by QQI. For more information about BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 at Open Training College, please review the details below.

The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Disability Studies is a QQI accredited, 3-year degree course for people working in the disability and social care sector. It provides participants with the social care skills required to deliver effective person centred services.

Achieving this involves:

  • Developing a detailed understanding of disability service provision and the role/critical importance of the person centred approach to it
  • Acquiring the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to implement a person centred approach to supporting a service user
  • Possessing the ability to deliver person centred services on behalf of an organisation

Contents

The course is based on:

  • Our expertise in the disability and broader social care area
  • Ongoing feedback from course participants
  • Input from people who use the services
  • Input from employers, professional bodies and regulatory authorities on staff training requirements

This is reflected in the choice of learning objectives, course materials and the award winning approach that has been developed to deliver the course.

 

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing the course you will be able to:

  • Discuss and critically analyse the evolution, development and current state of the Irish social care and disability sector
  • Describe, in detail, the social policy and legislative context in which disability services operate
  • Analyse the legislative and social policy framework governing the social care profession
  • Critically evaluate the use of quality systems in the disability and broader social care sector
  • Explain where the person centred approach fits within the Irish disability services environment and discuss what it offers service users
  • Use a person centred approach to providing services that deliver greater empowerment and better quality of service for individuals
  • Support service users through a range of life experiences and events
  • Use a range of communications skills, training techniques and professional practices to ensure optimal service provision

Blended Learning

The course uses a ‘blended’ approach. Each module combines online learning, tutorials (telephone, online, virtual) and face-to face workshops. Learning materials are explicitly designed to accommodate the pressures that come with trying to balance work, life and learning. They make it possible to build study time around your work schedule.

Regular online tutorials will expand your knowledge of the topic and answer any questions you have as you study. Each one-day seminar focuses on how the module topic is impacting the sector, will deepen your understanding of the subject matter and help you apply it in your working practice.

Underpinning all of this is our learning community. This is made up of tutors who have extensive first-line experience, learning support staff who understand the human challenges people can face when attending college and our students who are defined by their commitment to supporting each other. We believe this creates a learning experience that is unique to the Open Training College, one that meets the specific requirements of people working in our sector and improves the quality of service our users receive.

This is known as the Supported Open Learning Model.

 

Qualification

Successful completion of the course will lead to a BA in Contemporary Disability Studies. This is a QQI approved major award at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). It also allows progression to the Honours BA in Contemporary Disability Studies, a Level 8 programme.

Please apply via the OTC Online Applications Centre on the OTC website opentrainingcollege.com.

To find out more, or to apply, please contact Conor on 01-2990580/cmurray@opentrainingcollege.com, or visit our website: opentrainingcollege.com.

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Training ProviderOpen Training College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationOrdinary Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsBA in Contemporary Disability Studies
Course Start Date6th April 2020
Course End Date7th December 2020
Course DurationOne Year
Course TimeFor an idea of the schedule and timings, view the provisional Course Calendar for 2020 on the link above. The course uses a ‘blended’ approach. Each module combines online learning, tutorials (telephone, online, virtual) and face to face workshops. Learning materials are explicitly designed to accommodate the pressures that come with trying to balance work, life and learning. They make it possible to build study time around your work schedule. Regular online tutorials will expand your knowledge of the topic and answer any questions you have as you study. Each one-day seminar focuses on how the module topic is impacting the sector, will deepen your understanding of the subject matter and help you apply it in your working practice.
Course Fee3,552
Entry Requirements- Applicants must be 23 years at time of application; OR have successfully completed a FET (120 credits) /QQI Level 5 Certificate or Leaving Certificate* OR HET (60 credits)/QQI Level 6 Certificate. - All applicants must be employed or volunteering in a service for people with disabilities for at least 10 hours a week. - International Applicants must provide appropriate documentary evidence of proficiency in English (e.g. IELTS 6.0). •*Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects; these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish. (Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.)
Carear PathSuccessful completion of this course will allow you to apply for jobs within disability services. There are many different roles being generated within disability services to support people in the community, employment and through the increase in independent living opportunities. In addition various modules can be studied independently to support the CPD for your profession.
Phone01-2990580
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