Course Description

Certificate in Facilitated Learning (Systematic Instruction)

Certificate in Facilitated Learning (Systematic Instruction) is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 Weeks. Certificate in Facilitated Learning (Systematic Instruction) gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Facilitated Learning (Systematic Instruction) at Open Training College, please review the details below.

This accredited Level 6 course will help you hone your skills as a trainer of people with disabilities. It explores developing and implementing an individual training plan for a person with a disability using the Systematic Instruction teaching strategy. Person centredness is at the heart of this programme, so it is highly relevant for day services staff needing to implement practices in line with New Directions.

During the 6-week course, you will work in partnership with a person with a disability to support them to develop a skill to achieve a goal they have set as part of their person-centred plan.

After successfully completing the course, here are just some of the things you should be able to do:

  • Support the person to identify a meaningful skill that will support them to achieve the goals they have set.
  • Explain the key learning and teaching approaches and where Systematic Instruction aligns with best practice in skills training.
  • Devise and implement a Training Programme that demonstrates best practices in skills training, specifically
    • Write a clear training objective
    • State the standard to which the task is to be learnt
    • Write a task analysis that is accurate and easy to implement
    • Ensure accurate recording of the learner’s progress
    • Deliver training that is individualised to the learner’s characteristics
    • Implement appropriate learning strategies based on antecedent changes, consequential changes and modifications to the task and the environment
    • Devise a support plan that will ensure the skill is maintained so that the learner can progress towards obtaining their home and community goals.
  • Evaluate yourself as a trainer.

Course Content

Unit 1: Meaningful Training

Unit 2: Task Analysis

Unit 3: Systematic Instructional Strategies

Unit 4: Maintenance & Generalisation

Unit 5: Implementing the Training


Successful completion of the course is dependent on undertaking a project. This will record your progress as you support a service user in developing a skill that relates to their person centred plan. This will involve:

  • Summarising your understanding of how the principles of systematic instruction apply to the actual practice of supporting a person develop a skill
  • Producing a training plan
  • Critically analysing your experiences, performance and likely future development in the role
Entry Requirements

To apply you must:

  • Have successfully completed a Leaving Certificate/QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate or
    be 23 years of age when you apply
  • 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 (i.e. IELTS 6.
Next Dates
Date to be decided, subject to reaching minimum numbers.
Apply now or register your interest via our Online Application Centre.

Please find more information HERE; or contact Conor on or 01-2990580.

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Training ProviderOpen Training College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 14
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Facilitated Learning
Course Start Date1st September 2022
Course End Date16th October 2022
Course Duration6 Weeks
Course TimeApplication deadline: Open for Applications now Course Commences Online: Monday, Date to be decided Online Workshop/Webinar: Monday, Date to be decided Assignment Due Date (course ends): Monday, Date to be decided
Course Fee€395
Entry RequirementsBe 23 years of age at time of application OR have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate/QQI/FET Level 5 Certificate. International applicants must provide documentary evidence of proficiency in English.
Carear PathThe course is certified by QQI as a Higher Education and Training (HET) Level 6 Award. Successful participants will obtain a component certificate in: ◾Certificate in Facilitated Learning
Course Code6H20645
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Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

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