Course Description

Disability Awareness (QQI Level 6)

The Open College

Learners who complete this Disability Awareness programme will obtain the knowledge on different definitions of disability in relation to historical and cultural influences. Learners will acquire knowledge of various types of physical and learning disabilities. They will be familiar with the different assistive technology and teaching methods which will help with the negative aspects of each disability and will acquire an understanding of the various theoretical models of disability and will have an awareness of the different legal issues associated with disability.


Topics Covered will Include:

  • Types of Disabilities and Conditions
  • Behaviour Difficulties and their Management
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Self-Regulation and Social Skills Training.


Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 6N1975
College Name The Open College
Course Category Health Care, Healthcare
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Higher Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee 359.00
Course Duration 12 Weeks
Course Times This Disability Awareness 6N1975 – (QQI Level 6) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI component certificate in Disability Awareness (6N1975) at Level 6
Entry Requirements - Level 5 Certificate, or Leaving Cert, and/or equivalent qualifications, or relevant life and work experience. - As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this course must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work.
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Course Provider

The Open College

01 206 1750
Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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