Course Description

Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families

Open Training College



Everyone involved in the support of any person needs to recognise and appreciate the hugely important place held by families in the lives of people with ID, whether this is perceived as positive or negative these familial relationships need to be supported and nourished.

Families are often the only constant in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities; regardless of the quality of the relationship between support staff and the person with disability, staff inevitably move on.

The Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families is an accredited programme that equips the student a thorough understanding of family-centred ways of working so that the person being supported can achieve the universal good things of life.

Successful completion leads to a Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families Special Purpose Award, a QQI approved Level 7 qualification (10 ECTS credits)*.

*Please note: payment of €50 additional fee to register with QQI required – see fees details below.

Who is this course for

The course is aimed at staff in the disability sector whose role involves:

  • Interacting with or supporting the families of the people you support
  • Facilitating advocacy/person centred plans with people using the service; and/or
  • Performing a supervisory role within an organisation that supports advocacy/PCP.

Course Content

The course is divided into 4 Units.

On completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Critically discuss the nature and complexities of modern families and how cultural differences and legislation might influence attitudes towards people with disabilities;
  • Examine the experiences, challenges and opportunities of families of people with disabilities;
  • Critically examine the support roles expected and required of staff, services and families in supporting people with disabilities;
  • Elaborate on the skills required to work in a professional manner with families to effectively support people with a disability.

Assessment

Successful completion of the course is dependent on undertaking a series of assignments:

  • Completing a practical project (2,500 words) that ties together your learning and professional practice
  • Critically reflecting on how the course has change your perceptions of your role
  • Participating in an online discussion with a learning community made up of fellow practitioners and tutors

You will be supported in your assessment through the OTC’s innovative, award winning learner support model.

Next Dates:

The next course commences on Monday,   January 4th, 2021.

  • Course commences online: Monday, January 4th, 2021 (Online)
  • Online Workshops/Webinars: Monday, January 11th, 2021
  • Assignment Deadline (course ends): Monday, February 15th, 2021

Please apply, or register your interest, via the OTC’s Online Application Centre.

To find out more, visit the Course page on www.opentrainingcollege.com, or contact Conor at cmurray@opentrainingcollege.com.


Course Code 7S20218
College Name Open Training College
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Social Care
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Special Purpose Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 14
Course Start Date 4th January 2021
Course End Date 15th February 2021
Course Fee 99 plus €50* if you wish to register with QQI and gain a QQI certificate (10 Credits)
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times The next course commences on Monday, January 4th, 2021. - Applications: Closed - Course commences: Monday, January 4th, 2021. (Online) - Online Workshops/Webinars: Monday, January 11th, 2021 - Assignment Submission (course ends): Monday, February 15th, 2021 Please email Conor at cmurray@opentrainingcollege.com for more details.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families
Entry Requirements To apply you must: - have successfully completed a QQI Level 6 Certificate. - 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.
Career Path The course is a QQI approved HET Level 7 Special Purpose Award (10 credits). Successful participants will receive a Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families*. The qualification enhances any CV where you may want to go into residential services, day services, community inclusion or empowerment. *Please note: payment of €50 additional fee to register with QQI required while this course is at sale price of €99 - see fees details above.
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Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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