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 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 10 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 develop and implement an individual training plan for a person with disability using the Systematic Instruction teaching strategy.

During the 10-week course you will work in partnership with a service user to support them to develop a skill that relates to their own person centred plan.

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

  • Explain the key approaches to learning and discuss what Systematic Instruction and how it relates to other learning theories
  • Apply Brown’s Top Down model for developing a learning programme to identify a meaningful task/skill for the focus person to acquire
  • Design a task analysis and a data collection/record sheet
  • State the criterion or standard to which the task is to be learnt
  • Complete a baseline recording for the target task
  • Identify any relevant individual learner characteristics
  • Devise a skill maintenance and generalisation plan
  • Evaluate your training experience for this assessment

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
Please contact the College.

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 TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Facilitated Learning
Course Start Date22nd September 2020
Course End Date15th November 2020
Course Duration10 Weeks
Course TimeThis course is numbers dependent. Please contact the College for the next commencement and to register your interest.
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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Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

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