Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Advocacy, Leadership and Independent Living

Aims

This programme aims to assist people with intellectual disability to take control of their lives by developing their knowledge and understanding of advocacy and leadership. It aims to develop participants’ ability to make choices based on their understanding of rights. The overarching aim of the programme is to enhance peoples’ independent living skills. This programme is a good choice for those who want to further their understanding of basic Human Rights and who want to develop their skills in a safe classroom environment. The programme is delivered on a one-day-a-week basis over 14 weeks.

Learning outcomes

After the programme students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of rights and be empowered to make changes in their lives. Students will build a folder of materials to assist them to maximise their learning.

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to individuals who learn in a different way or have an intellectual disability. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to develop their self-advocacy and leadership skills. Acceptance onto the programme will be subject to interview.

Content

The course consists of an orientation day, 6 modules and an evaluation day. The modules covered are as follows:
• Introduction to College Life
• Community
• Your Rights
• Citizenship
• Advocating for your Rights
• Independence
• Developing Capacity
• Evaluation and Organising a Graduation

Assessment/Examinations

Entry and exit questionnaires will be completed with each candidate to assess the learning achieved. Each module will be accompanied with a practical exercise. All exercise work can be represented in photographic, written, oral or illustrative form.

Qualification

An LIT Certificate of Completion will be issued to eligible participants.

Duration/Start Date

14 Weeks, 6 hours per week
This programme is usually run on Fridays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is no start date set for this programme for 2020 yet. Please email flexible@lit.ie to be added to the interest list and you will be contacted when further information becomes available.

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