Certificate in Skills for Independent Living
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
COURSE COMMENCING - to be confirmed
All applicants for this programme must attend an interview and undertake a numeracy and literacy aptitude test.
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
- Computer Literacy
- Personal Effectiveness
Elective modules include:
- Career Preparation
- Work Placement
- Art and Design
- Health and Fitness
This programme will be delivered on Mondays and Tuesdays 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 2023
Instalment 2 = €450 is payable by 28th February 2024.
- 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.
Dr. Briege King (Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Early Years)
Phone: 042 7370200 ext 2724
Geraldine O'Connor (Head of Part-time courses in School of Health and Science)
Phone: 042 9370200 ext 2736
|Course Type||Flexible & Professional|
|Fees||€900 per year|
|Starting Date||To be confirmed|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Delivery Method||On Campus|