Learners who complete this new 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.
Course documentation for this course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning QQI accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work, while gaining an Internationally Recognised Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
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Who should complete this course?
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This course is assessed through a number of assignments and a Learner Record which students must complete to demonstrate their understanding of various topics.
Learner Record 50%
The internal assessor will devise a brief that requires the candidate to produce evidence that demonstrates an understanding and application, within the workplace, of a range of specific learning outcomes with regard to a chosen disability or condition.
Assignment: Learners are required to research and examine a specific special need they are interested in.
They must also assess the difficulties faced by those with disabilities in general and outline the help available.
They will construct their assignment based on the guidelines outlined in the assessment briefs and marking schemes provided upon commencement of the programme.
Learner Record: A learner record will be compiled by each learner. This is a journal will be reflective record in which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired in the area of disability.
Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
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.