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Digital Badge for Universal Design in Teaching and Learning

In partnership with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, AHEAD and UCD Access & Lifelong Learning are teaming up to facilitate the Digital Badge for Universal Design in Teaching and Learning in a fully online format starting October 3rd. This course was developed by AHEAD and UCD as part of the Forum’s open courses initiative and this ‘train the trainer’ iteration of the course is aimed at those who are interested in facilitating the course in their own institutions at a later date (e.g. for other staff). Due to the expected very high demand, we are giving you an opportunity to register before the course is publicly announced next Wednesday Sept 4th.

It will run for 10 weeks from Oct 3rd 2019 and will provide participants with a strong introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Framework and give them the opportunity to implement UDL approaches within the teaching activities they are currently undertaking. The course involves approximately 25 hours over the 10 week period, averaging 2.5 hours per week with a 5 hour add on later in the course for those interested in becoming future facilitators of the course themselves.

This free iteration of the course is particularly aimed at individuals or groups of individuals who are interested in rolling out the badge as a facilitator at a later date (e.g. for staff in their institution).

Please note, since one of the aims of this iteration of the course is to train future facilitators, we are limiting the number of participants per institution that can sign up to 3 should the course be over subscribed. If we reach full capacity, we will contact the latest participants to register from each institution to notify them of the situation.

Advocacy Leadership and Independent Living LIT

Course Name

Advocacy Leadership and Independent Living

Course Provider

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Qualification

Award Name: Certificate of Attendance

Attendance Options

1 day per week for 14 weeks

Location

Moylish Limerick, Ennis and Thurles

Course Provider

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest. Moylish campus.

Course Description

This programme aims to assist people with intellectual disability to take control of their lives by developing their knowledge and understanding of advocacy and leadership. It aims to develop participants’ ability to make choices based on their understanding of rights. The overarching aim of the programme is to enhance people’s independent living skills.

Who to Contact

Martina Neylon

Course Coordinator

martina.neylon@tus.ie

Inclusive Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus

Course Name

Inclusive Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education

Course Provider

Technological University of Dublin, Tallaght Campus

Qualification

Individualised

Attendance Options

Individualised. Dependent on the chosen course of study.

Location

TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus

Awarding Body

Technological University of Dublin, Tallaght Campus

Course Description

Course content is individualised.
Module choices and pathways for students have been based on individual strengths, capacity and interests.
This is a local arrangement between TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus and WALK. 

Who to Contact

Ciaran Bulman

Inclusive Education Facilitator, WALK

Ciaran.bulman@walk.ie

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Certificate in Skills for Independent Living – Dundalk

Course Name

Certificate in Skills for Independent Living

Course Provider

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Qualification

Award Name: Certificate in Skills for Independent Living
NFQ Classification: Level 3 Certificate
Awarding Body: DKIT
NFQ Level: Level 3

Attendance Options

Part-time course, 2 days per week for 2 years

Location

Dundalk

Awarding Body

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Course Description

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner with an intellectual disability to develop relevant knowledge and competence and to be able to use a range of skills under supervision. It is aimed that the learners will develop a lifelong learning ethos with the promotion of inclusion to third level education. The programme will be delivered on a part time capacity over a period of 2 academic years. This will allow sufficient time for the learners to develop and take ownership of their learning as well as ensuring sufficient supports are in place for them to engage fully in the programme as well as third level community life.

The programme is open to individuals either supported by an agency or independent learners who meet the entry requirements.

Modules studied include

Communications
Mathematics
Computer Literacy
Personal Effectiveness
Students may also choose two elective modules from the following:

Self-Advocacy
Career Preparation
Work Placement
Art and Design
Health
Fitness and Transnational Experience.

Who to Contact

Dr Briege King

Programme Director, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies

briege.king@dkit.ie

ASIAP

Course Name

Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice (ASIAP)

Course Provider

Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID)
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Qualification

Award Name: Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice
NFQ Classification: Level 5 Certificate
Awarding Body: TCD
NFQ Level: Level 5

Attendance Options

Full-time course

Location

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City

Course Provider

Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID)
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Course Description

The Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice is highly innovative in Irish and international terms, pioneering an exciting approach that opens up specially designed third level study opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. The programme is aimed at transforming possibilities open to people with intellectual disability as they make transitions towards adult life and the workforce. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a roll-out of this model of provision across other interested third level institutions in Ireland and elsewhere.

Who to Contact

Dr. Mary-Ann O'Donovan

Course Co-ordinator

As Assistant Professor in Intellectual Disability and Inclusion within the School of Education, Mary-Ann is the course co-ordinator for the Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Arts, Science and Applied Inclusive Practice for People with Intellectual Disabilities within the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID).

tcpid@tcd.ie

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