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The Intellectual Disability Studies distance learning course has been specifically designed by Portobello Institute so that students are equipped to provide the optimal levels of support required for people with intellectual disabilities and their families in a variety of settings. Suitable for anyone with an interest in intellectual disabilities this course is highly recommended as an opportunity for further development for people who have studied Special Needs Education at Level 5 and Level 6.

By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this QQI certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course who will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an administration fee of €30 for this service.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Intellectual Disability Studies
  • QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Intellectual Disability Studies

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

As this course is distance learning it is carried out at the students own pace. Each student has 12 months to complete this course.

Course Delivery

  • Online Learning Centre (requires internet access), or
  • By Post (note that there is an admin fee of €30 for postal students)

Course Content Units

  1. Context of Intellectual Disability
  2. Intellectual Disability Studies
  3. Models of Service Provision
  4. Holistic Care
  5. Caring for those with specific needs

{"Postal students only: There is a €30 admin fee for covering the cost of post and printed material"}

Exam fee applies

Booking

Name: Intellectual Disability Studies Certificate. Distance Learning

Cost: 595 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
DLIDFL514
595
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • Students commence at any time
  • study at own pace

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Postal students only: There is a €30 admin fee for covering the cost of post and printed material