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Certificate in Skills for Independent Living

Course Points
60
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 3
Course Start Date
November 2020

Course Summary

This 2 year part-time course is specifically developed for adults with intellectual disabilities with the aim that learners will develop a lifelong learning ethos with the promotion of inclusion to third level education. The purpose of this award is to enable the learners develop relevant knowledge and competence to be able to take his/her place in society.

Important notice about this course

This course will be open for online applications from 1st September 2020.

Applicants will be required to attend for interviews and a literacy and numeracy assessment exercise, which will be held on the 12th and 13th October. 

This QQI Level 3 approved course is specifically developed for adults with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of this award is to enable the learner with an intellectual disability to develop relevant knowledge and competence to be able to take his/her place in society. It is aimed that the learners will develop a lifelong learning ethos with the promotion of inclusion to third level education.

Modules studied include 

    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Literacy
    • Personal Effectiveness 

Elective modules include:

    • Health and wellness
    • music
    • drama

The course will be delivered in 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 course as well as third level community life.

Total course fee: €1,800 over 2 years.

€900 per annum (Year 1 payable as follows)...

Instalment 1 = €450 is payable by 31st October 2020.

Instalment 2 = €450 is payable by 28th February 2021.

  • 18 years old on date of registration.
  • Confirmed Intellectual Disability.
  • Basic literacy and numeracy is required.

As part of the selection process, interested applicants will need to

  • Take part in an interview
  • Complete literacy and numeracy assessment exercise

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

Joe Treacy (Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Early Years)
Phone: 042 7370200
Email: Joe.treacy@dkit.ie

Geraldine O'Connor (Head of Part-time courses in School of Health and Science)
Phone: 042 9370200
Email: Geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_OSFIL_E
Level 3
Duration 2 Years
Credits 60
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €900 per year
Starting Date November 2020
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How to Apply

Applications for this programme will open from 1st September 2020. All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

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