Certificate in Skills for Independent Living

Course Points
60
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 3
Course Start Date
September 2019

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.

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

Students may also choose two elective modules from the following:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Career Preparation
  • Work Placement
  • Art and Design
  • Health
  • Fitness and Transnational Experience.

Modules studied include 

  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Literacy
  • Personal Effectiveness 

Students may also choose two elective modules from the following:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Career Preparation
  • Work Placement
  • Art and Design
  • Health 
  • Fitness and Transnational Experience
  • Drama and Music 

The course will be delivered on 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.

  • 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.

Briege King (Lecturer, School of Health & Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370200 Ext 2724
Email: briege.king@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_N_INDLIV
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 September 2019
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How to Apply

To apply for this course please contact:

Briege King, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies
E: briege.king@dkit.ie
P: +353-429370724