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Certificate in the Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence

Course Points
10
Course Duration
14 weeks (1 Semester)
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2019

One great reason to consider this course

  • This Certificate will allow you to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them to proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low risk environments

Course Summary

The Certificate in the Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence at DkIT provides learners with the knowledge necessary to understand aggression and violence within diverse health and social care contexts.

Provides learners, from all health and social care disciplines and settings, with the opportunity to develop the knowledge necessary to understand aggression and violence within diverse health and social care contexts in order to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them to proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low risk environments.

  • Aggression and violence within health and social care contexts
  • Recognition and assessment of escalation
  • Responding to the needs of the person experiencing distress/escalation
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Lone working
  • Teaching and learning

This programme takes place over one semester with a combination of in-class (lectures and tutorials) and online delivery. Learners will be required to attend college for lectures for 7 days over the course of the semester, the remainder of the programme will be delivered online. 

Those graduating from the Certificate in the Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence will have specific skills and knowledge in the ability to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low-risk environments.

All applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification (or equivalent) and working within a health & social care environment.
Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy. Applicants may be interviewed. Applicants must submit letter from their employer in support of their application and agreeing to facilitate the learner’s teaching practice.

Those graduating from the Certificate in the Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence (10 credits) award option will have specific skills and knowledge in the ability to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low risk environments.

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NNFPM_9
Level 9
Duration 14 weeks (1 Semester)
Credits 10
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €800
Starting Date September 2019
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