Intellectual Disability Studies 5N1652 | 14 Aug – 01 Sep 2021

Course Name QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies
Course Code 5N1652
Duration 34 Hours (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon + Online (Zoom)
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award

Following HSE guidelines RSG has implemented suitable appropriate control measures placed to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection:

  • Social distancing 2 metre (6 feet) space between you and other people
  • Provision of PPE
  • Provision of Hand Sanitiser
  • Provision of face masks


Date Day Time Location Total Hours
14 Aug Saturday 9:00 AM INTRO In Class 7 hrs
17 Aug Tuesday 07:00 PM Online Zoom 3 hrs
19 Aug Thursday 06:00 PM Online Zoom 4 hrs
21 Aug Saturday 10:00 AM FLC In Class 7 hrs
25 Aug Wednesday 07:00 PM Online Zoom 3 hrs
27 Aug Friday 07:00 PM Online Zoom 3 hrs
30 Aug Monday 07:00 PM Online Zoom 3 hrs
01 Sept Wednesday 06:00 PM Online Zoom 4 hrs
Further 6 hours for Learner Support & Reviews 34 hrs

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Course Aim

This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence in the causes, range and effects of intellectual disabilities to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support and the role of various professionals in responding to the needs of persons with an intellectual disability

Course Content

  • Exploring intellectual disability and the impact it has on the family/local community/society
  • Medical and social models of care organisations and their policies
  • Role of the front line staff in providing individualised support to persons with an intellectual disability

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route

Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Assignment exploring Intellectual Disability (30%)
  • Case Study of a person with an intellectual disability (30%)
  • Theory Examination of 20 multiple choice questions and 4 structured questions (60%)

Course Delivery

All training is delivered in a people centred, friendly and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and competent in order to excel in their caring role.  Training is delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions and role play. Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background in-depth knowledge and experience of the Healthcare sector.

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