BA (Ordinary) in Applied Social Studies (Disability)
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The BA (Ordinary) in Applied Social Studies (Disability) has been designed and developed to provide cutting edge thinking that will assist people to provide excellent user centred services for those living with a disability.
Who is it for?
Those working in services for people with a disability.
Please note, applicants for this course must:
- Have at least 1 year’s experience of working in the disability sector
- Hold a Leaving Certificate or be over 23 years of age
This course is certified by HETAC and is placed at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
What you’ll learn
This course consists of 14 core modules and 2 electives:
- Exploring Disability. A Sociological & Historical Perspective
- Social Policy and Legislation 1
- Professional Practice & Ethics
- Effective Communication and People Skills
- Focus on the Individual: Person Centred Planning
- Total Quality Management
- Empowerment & Advocacy
- Community Networking
- Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies
- Strategies for Supporting Independent Living
- Research Methods
- Exploration of Self, Relationships & Sexuality
- Social Policy & Legislation II
- Life Stages, Development and Transition
Students choose two subjects from:
- Supporting People within the Autistic Spectrum
- Supporting People in Mainstream Work
- Supporting People Labelled as Challenging
- Supporting People with Mental Health Needs
Each student receives an electronic version of each module. However, a set of hard copy modules is available to each student at a cost of €99.
How it benefits you
On completion of this course students will hold a primary qualification which is unsurpassed in the excellence of its materials, approach and philosophy. This qualification will enable students to apply for posts carrying the Social Care Professional salary scale, as it is one of the approved courses arising from the Joint Committee Report. Students will also have a progression route to studies at Level 8: Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
The course fees for 2013/2014 are €2,980.
Students undertaking this course may be entitled to tax relief of 20%, a saving of approximately €600 for the student for the year. Students are advised to contact their local inspector of taxes to confirm eligibility. More information and the relevant form is available here on the Revenue Commissioners’ website.
The College also supports all students with an annual fees instalment plan.
- To learn more about this course contact the Open Training College, or click here to download the course brochure
- Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about this course
- Click here to download a document detailing the entry requirements for this course
To view the provisional course calendars for 2012/13:
Please note attendance at workshops is optional.
How to apply
To apply complete all sections on the application form and return before June 30th*, along with your application fee, to the address below:
(Volunteers will need to submit a Volunteer Form with their application.)
The Open Training College
* Late applications will be considered for the September 2012 commencement, if possible. Please contact the College.
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