Course Description

Collaborative Practice and Teamwork- HEA Initiative/Government funded – CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Open Training College

Please note that due to huge demand for these modular courses places are now filled and the application process is closed. If a second stimulus package is announced by the government in 2021, the College will endeavour to offer places on these courses for a second time so please do not hesitate to contact Conor ( with your name & course choice and we will include you on our enquiry list until we receive further instructions from the HEA.

Collaborative Practice and Teamwork

The aim of this module is to equip participants with an understanding of how management and leadership effects team performance. Working collaboratively with stakeholders in person centred ways, facilitation, teaching, learning, supervision and mentoring are explored.

On completion of the module participants will be able to:

 Explain the impact of effective leadership and management on practice.
 Discuss the principles of effective conflict management.
 Relate how to work in partnership with service users, their relatives/carers as appropriate and other professionals in planning and evaluating goals and interventions, as part of care planning and be aware of the concepts of power and authority in relationships with service users.
 Outline of the importance of nurturing professional relationships, multidisciplinary working and how best to foster organisational cultures built on mutual respect and trust to aid effective decision making.
 Discuss the principles and dynamics of group work in a range of settings and be aware of the role of different facilitation techniques to improve outcomes and enhance the participation of service users receiving supports.
 Explain the basic principles of effective teaching and learning, mentoring and supervision.

Working collaboratively within teams is particularly important for people at every level in the social care sector, including multi-disciplinary teams, service-level teams and management teams. This module will equip participants with the key skills and knowledge needed to work collaboratively with colleagues across organisations and equally importantly with service users and families. In the changed environment brought about by public health restrictions, the module incorporates collaborative team work in the online environment where face-to-face work may not be possible but which maintains a person-centred focus.

About the HEA Initiative:
The Open Training College (OTC) – in partnership with the Government of Ireland and the HEA – is offering modules to progress upskilling during the public health emergency.
Programmes are free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the Covid-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins.
If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate, you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement. Project Management applicants will have to pay 10% of the fees (110 euro). The standard tuition fee for this course is €1,092. All other modules at Level 6 are free.
People in receipt of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) or Jobseekers can apply for this course under the HEA initiative. Fees will be waived for these applicants.

College Name Open Training College
Course Category Disability Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 14
Course Start Date 12th January 2021
Course End Date 23rd February 2021
Course Fee 0
Course Duration 4 Weeks
Course Times Application deadline: 8/1/2021 - Now Closed for Applications Start Date: 12/01/2021 Online workshop (Zoom): 19/01/2021 Assignment Submission: 23/02/2021
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Facilitated Learning
Entry Requirements •Candidates may apply for one or two courses. The maximum amount is two per person. •Students who are studying an accredited qualification at the OTC or elsewhere during the current academic year, are not eligible to apply for places on these HEA modular courses. •A valid PPS number is required. •A valid form of identification is required (copy of drivers licence or passport photo page) •For Level 6 courses: applicants must be 23 years at time of application OR have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate/QQI/FET Level 5 Certificate. Documentary evidence is required. •For the level 7 course, Project Management, applicants must be 23 years at time of application OR have successfully completed at least a Level 6 QQI/FET Certificate. Documentary evidence is required. •A completed Employer Verification Form is required to be uploaded for those applicants who are Employed. •International applicants must provide appropriate documentary evidence of proficiency in English (i.e. IELTS 6.0). •All applicants must complete the Declaration Form and submit it as a supporting document.
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: ◾Collaborative Practice and Teamwork
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Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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