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Course Information:

Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the causes, range and effects of intellectual disabilities to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339 and Health Service Skills 5M3782

Programme Outcomes:

Some of the learning outcomes include:

  1. Categorise the range of terms which have been used to label people with an intellectual disability as inappropriate and appropriate labels
  2. Define the terms intellectual disability and multiple disability
  3. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of both the medical and social models of support
  4. Recognise the effects of caring for a person with an intellectual disability on close and extended family members
  5. Define the term front line staff
  6. Promote the following in caring for a person with an intellectual disability: dignity, choice, relationships and contributing
  7. Promote positive attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability
  8. Outline the history of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland
  9. Explore past and current attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 60% Examination Theory 40%.
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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