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Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice (CDIP)

Course Name

Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice

Course Provider

University College Cork


FETAC Level 6, Special Purpose Award

Attendance Options

One year, 2 days per week


Cork City

Awarding Body

University College Cork

Course Description

The Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice is for students who have already completed the Certificate in Contemporary Living, or the Certificate in Social Citizenship, or another equivalent programme.

The course aims to develop students’ presentation, communication and self-advocacy skills. Students will learn to:

  • Deliver training on disability-inclusive practices in education and professional settings
  • Review and respond to policies for disability inclusion
  • Audit spaces for the physical, social and cultural inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

A work placement is an important part of the course.

What Will I Be Studying?

Modules include:

  • Statutory frameworks for disability inclusion 
  • Finding and using your voice 
  • Presentation and communication skills 
  • Reviewing and auditing skills 
  • Employment and social enterprise: Internship 

How do I know if the course is for me?

  • Are you interested in the rights of people with intellectual disability (PWID)?
  • Would you like to be involved in educating people about how to include the ideas and voices of PWID?
  • Are you interested in telling policy makers your ideas about the laws and policies that affect PWID?
  • Would you like to work with others, doing research on issues affecting the lives of PWID?
  • Would you like to develop skills that might lead to work supporting professionals and people in different organisations about rights for PWID, and what that means for their work?

If you answered “YES” to these questions, then this course is for you!

Who to Contact

Dr. Mary Byrne

Project Manager


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