Intellectual disability is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect a person’s cognitive abilities, including their ability to think, learn, and communicate. These conditions can range from mild to severe and can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, including their ability to work, learn, and participate in society.
The Intellectual Disability Studies Course (5N1652) is a Level 5 QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) accredited course designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. The course is suitable for those who are already working in the healthcare or social care sectors, as well as those who are looking to enter these fields.
The course is delivered through a combination of online and distance learning, allowing learners to study at their own pace and fit their studies around their existing commitments. The course covers a wide range of topics, including:
- The nature of intellectual disability and its causes
- The impact of intellectual disability on individuals and their families
- Legislation and policy relating to intellectual disability
- Communication and interaction with individuals with intellectual disability
- Supporting individuals with intellectual disability to live independently
- Health and social care provision for individuals with intellectual disability
Upon completion of the course, learners will have a strong understanding of intellectual disability and how to support individuals with these conditions. They will also have the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in healthcare or social care settings, supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities to live fulfilling and independent lives.
The Intellectual Disability Studies Course (5N1652) is just one of the many healthcare and social care courses offered by CMIT. Other courses in this area include:
- Healthcare Support (5M4339)
- Social Care (5M4339)
- Nursing Studies (5M4347)