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Flexible & Professional

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

17 September 2024
Blended
1 Semester

Fees (EU)

€750

Course Capacity

25

Duration

1 Semester

Work Placement

No

Credits

20

NFQ Level

8

Discipline Area

Nursing & Midwifery

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Study Mode

Part-Time

Our AUTUMN 2024 course is now full and closed to new applications. Next intake January 2025. 

Register Your Interest to be notified when applications open in Autumn 2024. 

 

The DkIT RiVeR project (funded by the Higher Education Authority) will offer a Scholarship to cover the programme fee for Five applicants to the September 2024 intake of the ‘Certificate in Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence’ programme. All applicants may apply for this Scholarship.

Course Overview

This programme will be of particular interest to those individuals whose work may bring them into contact with victims of DSGBV.  This programme aims to facilitate learners with a critical foundation in, and understanding of, the principles; concepts; theories; applications and contexts of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence through a trauma-informed lens. It will provide learners with a clear and current body of relevant and current knowledge; information, terminology and definitions; academic and practical sources and case studies; and examples of evidence, so that they may develop their skills and apply these in their career and/or professional practice in the context of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

Over the duration of this programme students will:

  • Review and analyse the theoretical, policy and social context of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Discuss the concept of coercive control and the associated preventative and intervention efforts to combat it.
  • Critically consider the psycho-social perspective of children and adolescents experiences of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Appraise the importance of an intersectional and trauma-informed approach to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Evaluate relevant legislation underpinning Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.
  • Critically discuss the evidence base underpinning awareness and recognition of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Critically reflect on the concept and practice of self-care in work-related contexts.
  • Demonstrate the application of best practice in responding to, and referring, victims/survivors of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 

What makes this course different

Developed by Expert Stakeholders

This course was developed by expert stakeholders in the area of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 

Supported by HEA

DkIT has a reputation for programme delivery in the area of DSGBV – recognised by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in the awarding of Performance Funding to support the DkIT RiVeR Project https://www.riverproject.ie/

Expert Lecturing Team

Approximately 15 experts in the area of DSGBV, across a broad range of disciplines, teach on the programme

Course Delivery and Modules

Blended Delivery- The programme is delivered on Fridays, via weekly live on line lectures (from 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs for 6 days); Face to Face on campus in DkIT (09.00hrs to 16.30hrs for 4 days); and directed study days/course work (3 days).

Timetable below (subject to change) 

  • Tuesday, 17th September 17.00 hrs to 20.30 hrs (on-line induction) 
  • 20th Sept Face to Face in DkIT
  • 27th Sept Directed study/course work
  • 4th Oct Live online lectures
  • 11th Oct Directed study/course work 
  • 18th Oct  Face to Face in DkIT 
  • 25th Oct Live online Lectures
  • 1st Nov Directed study/course work
  • 8th Nov Live online lectures
  • 15th Nov Face to Face in DkIT 
  • 22nd Nov Live online lectures
  • 29th Nov Live online lectures
  • 6th Dec Live online lectures
  • 13th Dec Face to Face in DkIT 
  • Modules

    • Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (20 ECTS) 

Fees and Funding

The DkIT RiVeR project (Funded by the Higer Education Authority) will offer a Scholarship to Five applicants to the September 2024 intake of the ‘Certificate in Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence’ programme in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The Scholarship will cover the fee for the programme which is €750. 

 

Fees

EU Fees

€750

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have a full Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. 
  • Applicants who do not have a level 7 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy. (view policy) Learn more about RPL at DkIT  
  • Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be interviewed to determine their suitability for the programme.
  • DkIT requires that current service users of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence support services do not undertake this programme.  They should delay their application until such time as they are no longer an active service user. This will avoid potential professional conflict of interest between current service users and other programme participants.
  • Due to the blended delivery of this programme, students should have access to a personal computer/device, a headset with a microphone and a broadband internet connection to ensure full participation in the programme.
     

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Certificate in the Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence please ask it below and we will get back to you.


Dr. Kathleen Nallen

Programme Director and Project Lead - DkIT RiVeR Project https://www.riverproject.ie/

Email: kathleen.nallen@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor

Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science

Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).