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Certificate in Disability Studies

Certificate in Disability Studies is a course run by Maynooth University, Kildare. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of `100 hours Sept-May. Certificate in Disability Studies gives a Course Qualification of NUI Cert. Level 7, awarded by National University of Ireland. For more information about Certificate in Disability Studies at Maynooth University, please review the details below.

Disability Studies is a unique course for people working or wanting to be employed in the disability sector. It attracts both disabled and non-disabled students eager to understand oppression, exclusion and the politics of disability. The course is delivered in a participative way through a series of intertwining modules. The modules enable students to understand current theories and debates of disability, along with tutorials on Independent Living, universal access, social inclusion and general equality issues. If you’re looking to challenge and be challenged regarding the assumptions surrounding disability in an enjoyable yet provocative way then disability studies will give you this learning opportunity. On completion students will have explored such topics as models of disability (medical vs social), legislation, access, gender, sexuality, equality issues name but a few.

Start Date:  Face to Face Workshop Saturday 30th September 2023 10am-1pm and online commencement  5th October 2023 by blended learning on  Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

The NUI Certificate in Disability Studies is a standalone qualification however credits from this course can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning to go towards the Degree in Community Studies. Our Disability Studies courses have been found to benefit and inform the work practices of people working in the areas of Disability, Social Care, Education and Health. The Cert. in Disability studies when combined with the NUI Cert. in Adult and Community Education Revised 2023   plus the NUI Cert. in Equality Studies Online leads to the award of the qualification of the Diploma in Arts: Training and Development for Socially Inclusive Workplaces. This suite of CPD courses provide a comprehensive educational/training package in core skills such as managing issues of equality and diversity in the workplace for Team Leaders, Managers and Learning and Development Specialists. For further information please contact Kay Loughlin e-mail

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Training ProviderMaynooth University
Course LocationKildare
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationNUI Cert. Level 7
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsNUI Certificate in Disability Studies.
Course Start Date30/09/2023
Course End Date09/05/2024
Course Duration`100 hours Sept-May
Course TimeThis course will commence with an introductory Workshop on Saturday 30th September 2023 10am to 1pm followed by Blended Learning (Wednesday evenings 7-10pm and some Saturdays times to be advised)
Course Fee1400
Carear PathPeople who complete the NUI Cert. in Disability Studies have gone on to work in the care, health and well being sector. Other students have combined this certificate with the NUI Certificate in Equality Studies and the NUI Certificate in Adult and Community Education to achieve the award of the NUI Diploma in Arts, Socially Inclusive Workplaces Level 8.
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