Dungarvan College,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

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Disability Awareness 6N1975

Level: QQI Level 5 (6N1975)

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Description: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the models and types of disabilities and the legal and social structures and services in place to accommodate disabilities at national and community level and in the workplace.

Learners will be able to:

  1. Explore various definitions of disability, to include definitions outlined in Irish legislation
  2. Describe the various classifications of disability
  3. Outline the models of disability which provide theoretical underpinnings of disability studies, to include the medical model, the social model and the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning and Disability (ICF)
  4. Identify different types of disabilities, to include physical disability, learning disability, specific learning difficulties (SPLDs), mental illness, sensorial disabilities specifically visual impairment, hearing loss and speech difficulties and specific conditions including diabetes and epilepsy, explaining how these impact on the individual's quality of life.
  5. Outline strategies to minimise the difficulties that specific disabilities may cause for individuals
  6. Examine the key requirements of employers, educational institutions and providers of public services in accommodating persons with disabilities as set down in Irish legislation
  7. Describe the functions of a range of organisations which have been established to develop and implement public policy and strategy in relation to disability in Ireland, to include specific government departments and state agencies
  8. Outline the main types of assistive technology that are available to persons with disabilities in education, training and employment
  9. Identify grant schemes and support mechanisms that employees with disabilities and employers of persons with disabilities can avail of
  10. Identify services available to enable persons with disabilities to access their legal rights and entitlements
  11. Explain how organisations providing services to persons with disabilities ensure quality of service and adherence to best practice
  12. Distinguish between the various models and approaches which are used in the education system to accommodate persons with disabilities
  13. Describe the prevalent models used in vocational and rehabilitative training to achieve outcomes for persons with disabilities
  14. Identify barriers to disability, both environmental and attitudinal
  15. Outline community interventions that are available to persons with disabilities
  16. Explore the impact of disability on the individual and society
  17. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of current legislation as it pertains to disability
  18. Examine how employees with disabilities can be supported and accommodated in the workplace

Tutor: TBC

Fee: €240

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: 5th February 2019

Class Time: 3 hours (6:30-9:30pm)

Day: Tuesday


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