CERTIFICATE IN DISABILITY STUDIES
Disability Studies is a unique course for people working or wanting to be employed in the disability sector. It attracts both disabled and non-disabled students eager to understand oppression, exclusion and the politics of disability. The course is delivered in a participative, non-threatening way through a series of intertwining modules. The modules enable students to understand current theories and debates of disability, along with tutorials on Independent Living, universal access, social inclusion and general equality issues. If you’re looking to challenge and be challenged regarding the assumptions surrounding disability in an enjoyable yet provocative way then disability studies will give you this learning opportunity. On completion students will have explored such topics as models of disability (medical vs social), legislation, access, gender, sexuality, equality issues name but a few.
Mature students - Information:
Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.
Participants must be 21 years or over
Have experience of working in the field of disability
Have adequate skills to participate fully in a NUI Certificate level course
Have an openness to reflect on one’s own practice, attitudes and beliefs
Have a commitment to learning in a group setting
|How to apply|
Duration: 100 hours. The course will take place One Weekend per Month between Oct. and May.
Module 1 Study Skills & Student Support
Module 2 Models of Disability
Module 3 Equality & Advocacy
Module 4 Social Analysis & Environment
Assessment Procedures For assessment purposes, students are expected to have at least a 85% minimum attendance, complete a Learning Journal and other assignments.
Campus venue: Maynooth University
Duration: 100 hours part-time over one year.
|Career and postgraduate options|
The NUI Certificate in Disability Studies is a standalone qualification however credits from this course can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning to go towards the Degree in Community Studies. Our Disability Studies courses have been found to benefit and inform the work practices of people working in the areas of Disability, Social Care, Education and Health.
The Cert. in Disability studies when combined with the NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer Level 7) plus the Certificate Equality Studies (On Line) entitles students to apply for the award of the Diploma in Arts: Training and Development for Socially Inclusive Workplaces. This suite of CPD courses provide a comprehensive educational/training package in core skills such as managing issues of equality and diversity in the workplace for Team Leaders, Managers and Learning and Development Specialists.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site