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Certificate in Social Citizenship, UCC

Course Name

Certificate in Social Citizenship

Course Provider

University College Cork

Qualification

FETAC Level 5, Special Purpose Award

Attendance Options

One year, 3 days per week

Location

Cork City

Awarding Body

University College Cork

Course Description

Studying on the Certificate in Social Citizenship at University College Cork offers students a stimulating environment to develop the skills they need to play an active role in shaping their own futures. The course provides the opportunity for students to develop their personal educational interests and to interact with a wide range of students from different courses within UCC. Students will have access to a range of learning supports such as adaptive technologies, will have the opportunity to sit in on lectures in a subject area of their choice, and will have a work placement. Most importantly they will enjoy a third-level education experience with the many other people who make up the student body of UCC.

Modules include:

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Personal, Social and Civic Engagement
  • Co-Creating and Co-Learning in Inclusive Contexts
  • Career Development and Work Placement

Who to Contact

Dr. Mary Byrne

Project Manager

idplus@ucc.ie

086-1369813

Life Skills Studies Sligo

Course Name

Life Skills Studies

Course Provider

St Angela’s College, Sligo

Qualification

Certificate of Engagement

Attendance Options

Part Time, 14 days over an academic term

Location

St Angela’s College, Sligo

Awarding Body

St Angela’s College, Sligo

Course Description

This is a three year part time certificate course for students with an intellectual disability. It comprises of three modules. Students take one module each year.
Module 1 is entitled ‘ Personal Effectiveness’. This module enables the students to acquire the interpersonal skills necessary to support their ability to participate in their communities.
Module 2 is ‘Maths for Living’ and it focuses on applying mathematical skills to a variety of everyday living skills.
Module 3 is called ‘Health and Well Being’. This module enables the students to acquire the skills necessary to maintain positive mental and physical health.
Each module is 11 days duration with 100 contact hours. Each module also consists of 30 hours of self-directed study. Students attend college on alternate Wednesdays.

Who to Contact

Carmel Jennings

Course Coordinator

cjennings@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Email

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General Learning and Personal Development

Course Name

General Learning and Personal Development

Course Provider

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Qualification

Certificate Level 4

Attendance Options

Part Time over 2 years

Location

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Awarding Body

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)

Course Description

The main objectives of the programme are:
1. Like other college students, the learners will learn more about: communication techniques, working as part of a team, personal and interpersonal skills, social skills, personal awareness, independence, the world of work, self-advocacy, and assertiveness skills.
2. The programme will offer the learner an opportunity to participate in the social and leisure activities of college life: socialising with other students, participating in the gym and some sports.
3. Through their participation in classes, learners will develop confidentiality skills, memory skills, imagination and an understanding of other people’s lives.
4. In the different tutorials that learners attend, they will develop: academic, artistic, reasoning and problem solving skills in PDP (Personal Development Plan) class, drama, maths, computer class, work skills, horticulture, creative studies and health promotion.
5. The overall objective of the programme—and the benchmark by which it will ultimately be measured—is that the learner, having completed the programme, will be better equipped to attain employment—and to maintain—employment.

The modules covered in the course are:

  • Interpersonal Communications Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Creative Art Appreciation
  • Mathematics & Financial Management
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Career Development
  • Research & Study Skills Development
  • Work Placement

Who to Contact

Orla Slattery

Inclusion Coordinator

orla.slattery@mic.ul.ie

Skills for Life Tralee

Course Name

Skills for Life (Skills4Life)

Course Provider

St John of Gods Services, Kerry

Qualification

Individualised
FETAC 1,2,3

Attendance Options

Full Time

Location

IT Tralee Campus

Awarding Body

FETAC

Course Description

The aim of the programme is to make each of our students as independent as possible and ready to make important life choices. Each participant follows their own individualised plan and is fully supported by staff to achieve their full potential. This is delivered through education, life skills training and work experience.
Over the past year, some new initiatives have been introduced, eg, Skills for Life participants are now involved in a Personal Training Programme which involves them working with the Health and Leisure students at the Institute on a one-to-one basis. They have a choice of activities including the gym and the pool.

Course Core Modules
• Community Inclusion and Social Partnership Skills
• Future Options with Work Experience
• Independent Living Skills
• Induction
• Leisure, Arts and Culture
• Personal Development
• Self Care Skills
• Technology Skills

The following FETAC subjects are also available for students:
• Communication
• Food Choice
• Health and Leisure
• Life Science
• Literacy
• Numeracy
• Personal Care
• Technology

Who to Contact

Phil McSweeney

Course Coordinator

phil.mcsweeney@sjog.ie

Belonging in School: The What, Why and How of Inclusive Education

The conference is brought to you by The School of Education, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Leap and will bring together people with disabilities, families, academics, policy makers and others to explore a shared vision to shape a culture of inclusive education in Ireland.

Where: The Trinity Long Room Hub | Trinity College Dublin
When: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Time: 9.30 -3.30pm

Speakers:
• Rachel Cassen, Director, Leap – The importance of building strong leadership persons with disabilities and families advocating for Inclusion
• Dr Joanne Banks, School of Education, TCD – The evidence base for Inclusive education
• Keara Campbell, Parent – from Special Education to mainstream – a journey worth taking
• Deirdre Graham, Parent – Inclusion from day one, a family story
• Mary McGrath, NCSE – Piloting the School Inclusion Model (SIM)
• Martin O’Connor, Psychologist – Inclusion as the foundation for a Lifetime of belonging
• Dr Shivaun Quinlivan – Understanding Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
• Professor Michael Shevlin, School of Education TCD – Establishing Transition Pathways to Post- Secondary Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Please register by Wednesday 16th October.

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