Course Description

Certificate in Facilitated Learning – September 2019

Open Training College

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
The next course will commence on September 23rd, 2019.
Please apply by September 23rd, 2019 via our Online Application Centre.
Please find more information HERE; or contact Conor on or 01-2990580.

College Name Open Training College
Course Category Disability Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 14
Course Start Date 23rd September 2019
Course End Date 15th November 2019
Course Fee €395
Course Duration 10 Weeks
Course Times - Application deadline: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - Module Commencement: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 (online) - Workshop Date (one day): Monday, October 7th or 8th, 2019 in Dublin - Assignment Submission: Friday, November 11th, 2019
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Facilitated Learning
Entry Requirements Be 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.
Career Path The course is certified by QQI as a Higher Education and Training (HET) Level 6 Award. Successful participants will obtain a component certificate in:◾Focus on the Individual: Person Centred Planning (15 credits) (6N14541)
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Course Provider

Open Training College

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

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