health_sciencesCertificate in Skills for Independent Living

Certificate in Skills for Independent Living

Course: Certificate in Skills in Independent Living
Level: 3 (60 credits)
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Delivery: 24 weeks (over 2 years) - two days per week (days & times TBC), Year 2 Semester 1 - Work Experience
To Apply: Application form / Interview / Literacy and Numeracy assessment
Entry Requirements: Intellectual Disability Basic literacy and numeracy required
Cost: TBC
Proposed Start Date: September 2016


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This QQI Level 3 approved course is specifically developed for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The purpose of this award is to enable the person with an intellectual disability to develop relevant knowledge and skills to be able to take his/her place in society.

The aim is that the person will develop a lifelong learning ethos through the promotion of inclusion in third level education as well as gaining skills that will allow the person to achieve independence within their own community.

At the GYMThe programme is delivered on a part-time capacity over a period of 2 academic years. This will allow sufficient time for the learners to develop and take ownership of their learning as well as ensuring sufficient supports are in place for them to fully engage in the programme and third level community life.


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In order to successfully complete this programme students, must engage in continous assessment. A wide range of teaching/learning approaches wil be used such as lecturers , seminars, group work and field trips throught the 2 academic years.


In year 2, semester 1, students will gain work experience in a chosen area of interest. Work experience will be organised by the student and not by WIT and will be a minimum of 4 hours per week over 10 weeks and is a mandatory part of completing this programm. 



Year 1

Year 2

Personal Effectiveness

Computer Literacy

Application of Number

Health and Fitness


Work Experience

Functional Maths

Career Development


Cost TBC
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications  6th April 2016
Further information:

Martha Dunworth-Fitgerald / Lorraine Dillon (Programme Leaders)
051-845551 / 051-302168
[email protected] / [email protected]

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