QQI Accredited Blended Learning Course

Blended course – 1 day workshop per module

You will have 4 months to complete this blended course

No hidden costs – 100% transparency on course fees

Highly qualified & accessible full time in-house tutors, whom you can contact through phone & email

Garda vetting service & work placement insurance provided in course fees

€495 when paid in full or easy pay instalments of 3 x €165 available.

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone at 01 6855 300.

special needs adult

Special Needs Adult Course

Our special needs adult course is a QQI accredited blended learning course. Once enrolled you will be assigned a tutor whom you can contact through email & phone. For this blended course you will need to attend 2 workshop days. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a support worker or care staff within the Intellectual Disability sector or as a in-house care assistant.

€495 when paid in full or easy pay instalments of 3 x €165 per month.

1 classroom workshop per module

How to Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

Special Needs Adult Course

Our special needs adult course is a QQI accredited blended learning course. Once enrolled you will be assigned a tutor whom you can contact through email & phone. For this blended course you will need to attend 2 workshop days. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a support worker or care staff within the Intellectual Disability sector or as a in-house care assistant.

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Course Modules:

QQI Level 5 Challenging Behaviour – starts on Monday 12th August 2019 – online & 1 day workshop

QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies – starts on Monday 16th September 2019 – online & 1 day workshop

How blended learning works

Our Special Needs Adult course uses blended learning techniques, as follows:

  • Distance learning via an online VLE platform containing training and learner support materials
  • Designated tutor – direct guidance, individual feedback and instructional support via phone/email/VLE messaging/Skype plus webinar tutorials.
  • Centre-based learning (one-day workshop) – tutor-led session covering writing skills, approaches to assessment and Q&A on course content/learning outcomes
  • Online discussion forum/interactive learning – tutor sets discussion topics, quizzes for formative assessment purposes and to encourage group interactions

As our learner, you will be issued with a username and password which allows you to log-in to your course anywhere you have an internet connection and at any time. This allows you to complete the course at a time and pace that suits your individual needs. You will have access to the course materials plus support documents and useful links and video clips. All course materials can be printed if you prefer a paper copy. In addition, you will have access to tutor support through phone, email and via an online forum.

Course profile

QQI Level 5 Challenging Behaviour

The purpose of our Challenging Behaviour course is to equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence in supporting individuals with intellectual disability with challenging behaviour.

QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability

This module is designed to address the changing environment in the area of Intellectual Disability (‘ID’) care and support by helping to create a better-educated workforce. The context of the course is to enable you to upskill in the specialist area of ID studies. This will help you to understand the trend from biomedical to social theoretical frameworks, person-centred advocacy and human rights approaches, the move from congregated to community living, together with the impact of agencies such as CORU and HIQA on the quality and delivery of ID supports.

Please note, there is an in-house training component to this course. For further details, please discuss with our training consultant.

Who should enrol?

This special needs adult course will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the healthcare sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in healthcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the healthcare sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The course will be open to both male and female learners, although male participants will be in the minority.

Entry requirements

No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of you for successful completion of this course, however you will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care. It is essential that you have competence in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills.

Further details

  • Qualification gained: You will receive the following QQI level 5 minor awards on successful completion:
    • Challenging Behaviour QQI Award (Minor) Level 5 – 5N1706
    • Intellectual Disability Studies (minor award) – 5N1652
  • Assessment method:
    • QQI Level 5 Challenging Behaviour: Continuous assessment including assignments, projects, skills demonstrations and learner records.
    • QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies: Assignments (60%) and Theory Examination (40%)
  • Work experience: No formal work experience is required for QQI Level 5 Challenging Behaviour. You will be required to complete 20 hours of work experience if you are completing QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies as part of a Major Award
  • Career opportunities: After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a support worker or care staff within the Intellectual Disability sector or as a in-house care assistant
  • Progression to further studies:

Protection for learners

In compliance with Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6, where Chevron Training and Recruitment Ltd. offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection cover is in place via relevant financial product, should Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.