Certificate in Disability Law and Policy

Certificate in Disability Law and Policy

Course Overview

  • 1

    Year

  • 6

    Level

Why take this course?

This programme aims to introduce students to disability from the perspectives of law, policy and its application within the Disability sector with a focus on statutory and voluntary services. The programme will examine current developments and trends, policy development, the role of disability law and disability law reform both nationally and internationally that is facilitating continual change for people with disabilities. As the programme embraces a broad definition of disability it will be relevant to individuals working in physical/sensory disability, intellectual disability, mental health, education, advocacy services and related sectors, including persons with or without disabilities.

  • It will provide students with a good foundation in the area of law, policy and its application within the Disability sector with a focus on statutory and voluntary services.
  • The programme examines current development and trends, policy development, the role of disability law and disability law reform both national and international that is facilitating change for people with disabilities.
  • The theoretical context and reforms will be considered through case studies e.g. access to justice, legal capacity, discrimination law, employment and access to services
  • Students will actively engage in critical thinking and reflection skills, which will improve their approach to academic learning and writing skills

What will I experience?

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Introduction to Primary and Secondary Sources of law
  • European Union Law and International Treaties
  • The Irish Constitution
  • Understanding Disability Policy Development and its implementation
  • Review of current Disability Policy and International Conventions
  • Statutory and Non Statutory Services and S.38 of the Health Act 2004
  • Quality Standards in residential and day care services and the role of HIQA
  • Special Needs Education and the National Council for Special Education and Higher Education-The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)

Additional Information

Please note: Institute Induction is on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory

Course Details

Course Fees:
€990
Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Commencement Date:

Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 6pm

Course Award:
Certificate
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Department:
Department of Business & Management, Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicant

or

Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

or

Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable

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