Course Description

Focus on the Individual: Person Centred Planning – March 2021

Open Training College

This accredited Level 6 course, Focus on the Individual – Person Centred Planning examines how a person centred plan is implemented, facilitated and evaluated. It explores the organisational structures and changes required to support a person centred service that is focused on individualised supports and care. The ten-week programme, which blends online learning with intensive workshops, has a strong practical bias. It:

  • Provides a clear step-by-step process for creating a Person Centred Plan (PCP) for the person you support
  • Encourages critical thinking/reflection about your role, the challenges you face and the organisational issues you encounter

The course is aimed at first-line personnel whose role involves:

  • Facilitating person centred plans with people using the service; and/or
  • Performing a supervisory role within an organisation that supports PCP

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Discuss the origins, key concepts and philosophical framework underpinning person centred planning (PCP)
  • Explore the steps involved in PCP – including:
    •  Discovery
    • Facilitating a circle of support planning meeting
    • Action planning
  • Evaluate your own progress in developing the essential skills and techniques of an effective PCP facilitator
  • Critically discuss the PCP process as a management and quality of service question including examining:
    • Various approaches to management change
    • The role of leadership in the positive implementation of the PCP process
    • How the PCP process can be used as a quality measure for service users.
Please apply via our Online Application Centre.
Please find more information HERE; or contact Conor on or 01-2990580.

Course Code 6N14541
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 3rd March 2021
Course End Date 14th April 2021
Course Fee €395
Course Duration 10 Weeks
Course Times The next course commences on March 3rd, 2021. Please apply via the OTC's Online Application Centre at Application Deadline: Friday, February 12th, 2021 Online Module: Wednesday, February 19th, 2021 Course Commencement: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 Online Workshop/Webinar Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2021 Assignment Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Focus on the Individual: Person Centred Planning
Entry Requirements To apply, you must - be 23 years of age at time of application OR have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate/QQI/FET Level 5 Certificate - be employed or volunteering in a service for people with disabilities for at least 10 hours a week. 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)* *Please note: payment of €50 additional fee to register with QQI required while this course is at sale price of €99.
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Open Training College

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