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Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice

The programme is aimed at transforming possibilities open to people with an intellectual disability as they make transitions towards adult life and the workforce.
Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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The Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice is highly innovative in Irish and international terms, pioneering an exciting approach that opens up specially designed third level study opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. The programme is aimed at transforming possibilities open to people with an intellectual disability as they make transitions towards adult life and the workforce. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a roll-out of this model of provision across other interested third level institutions in Ireland and elsewhere.

Course Duration: 2 year full-time course

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. Mary Ann O'Donovan

Course Email: tcpid@tcd.ie

Programme Aims

  • To help students develop the ability to think critically about disability, express viewpoints, engage in logical discussions and problem-solve effectively within a higher education learning environment.
  • To equip students with the interdisciplinary knowledge to navigate the community and employment sectors.
  • To develop in students the learning skills required for developing their own person-centered plan when engaged in the wider community.
  • To provide students with the learning skills and knowledge needed to confidently advocate for change in their own lives and the wider disability community.
  • To encourage collaborative learning through project-based tasks incorporating academic content and applied skills to reinforce overall academic, professional and personal development.
  • To introduce students to academic scholarship, evidence-based interdisciplinary research and university life.

Full details of the course can be found on the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities website.