QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies

Course Name QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies
Course Code 5N1652
Duration 40 Hours (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award

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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