Course Description

Intellectual Disability Studies (QQI Level 5)

The Open College



This course is designed for people who wish to work in the area of intellectual Disability, employers in the intellectual disability area would favour job candidates with this module completed.

The course will also be of particular interest to family members and friends who have contact with a person with Intellectual Disability.

This Component Certificate course leads to a QQI Level 5 award and is comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning/eLearning QQI course means that students can study flexibly at home or at work while gaining a nationally accredited qualification.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Unit 1 – When you have studied this Unit you will be able to
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  • Unit 3 – When you have studied this Unit you will be able to
  • Unit 4 – When you have studied this Unit you will be able to

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Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N1652
College Name The Open College
Course Category Disability Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee €314
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This QQI Intellectual Disability Studies  course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks 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 Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652) Level 5 component certificate
Entry Requirements Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare, Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path - This course is designed for those who are working, or planning to work, with children/adults with intellectual disability in a paid or voluntary capacity. - The course will also be of particular interest to family members and friends who have contact with a person with Intellectual Disability. Students who successfully complete this module may use this Level 5 credit towards the QQI Healthcare Support Level 5 Major Award – 5M4339.
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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