Enacting Human Rights in the Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities - Micro-credential

8 weeks
30 Places

Overview

Who is this Micro-credential for?

• Service providers/professionals that support individuals with intellectual disabilities. This micro-credential will empower learners to actively explore techniques for developing their knowledge of the people whom they serve and eliciting understandings of the desires and choices of those people. There is a strong emphasis on human engagement skills. 

Why should I take this Micro-credential?

• The aim of this micro-credential is to equip intellectual disability service providers/professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to enact rights-oriented service and person-centred support to people with intellectual disabilities in line with the UNCRPD

When can I start this micro-credential?

• There is one intake per year in October: 

• Next available start date: 7th October 2022 

What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential? 

• Completion of a recognised disability/intellectual disability qualification and/or experience of having provided service to people with intellectual disabilities for a minimum of 3 years

• Up to date Curriculum Vitae

 What will I learn?

 On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

• Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the legislative framework associated with providing a rights-oriented service to people with intellectual disabilities.

• Critically utilise evidence-based knowledge, skills and competence in the critical evaluation of current models of service for people with intellectual disabilities.

• Explore the role of human engagement in relation to understanding the lives of people with intellectual disability to whom they provide service.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self-advocacy/independent advocacy in achieving individually determined lives for people with intellectual disabilities.

• Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the service and service personnel in enacting person-centred supports for people with intellectual disabilities.

What will I do? 

• Engage in online directed and self-directed learning activities.

• Take part in discussions on key issues 

• Apply learning over the 8 weeks in the development of a case study related to understanding and enacting human rights in the life of a person who the student supports

How is this Micro-credential delivered?

• Blended: Online teaching (live/recorded lectures/directed - 21 hours) 

• In-person workshops (3 x 3 hours) 

• Self-directed work via Blackboard (95 hours self-directed study)

How is this Micro-credential assessed?

• Case Study Assignment (100%)

 

 

 

Course Details

Number of Places

30 Places

Next Intake

7th October 2023
Please note intakes are subject to applicant numbers.

Course Coordinator

Hellen Batista - batistah@tcd.ie

Course Director

Fintan Sheerin

Closing Date

2nd September 2023

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Admission Requirements

• Completion of a recognised disability/intellectual disability qualification and/or experience of having provided service to people with intellectual disabilities for a minimum of 3 years

• Up to date Curriculum Vitae

Before Applying, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

1. Submit your personal details on the application form. 

2. Log in to the my.tcd.ie portal with your (new) login credentials. 

3. Upload documents as required by the school for the micro-credential including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. 

 

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

Hellen Batista: 01-8962692

General Enquiries: micro-credentials@tcd.ie

Course Coordinator: Hellen Batista - batistah@tcd.ie

Course Director:    Professor Fintan Sheerin - fintan.sheerin@tcd.ie

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