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UCC ACE Diploma In Autism Studies QQI Level 7 | CC040

Course Overview

UCC ACE Diploma In Autism Studies QQI Level 7
Course Code:
CC040 | Wednesday Evenings from 19.00 -22.00 and Occasional Saturdays | 29 weeks
€1,500 per year

Participant Profile

This course is open to all those with an interest in learning more about autism. It is designed to introduce participants to the different ways that people on the autism spectrum experience the world.  The lectures are delivered by a diverse team that includes academics, researchers, support workers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and those involved in policy making and delivery. This ensures that students are introduced to a wide range of perspectives on the areas explored.

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Programme Description

Course Modules

Modules covered are; Autism in a Historical and Contemporary Context, Strengths and Challenges of Autism, Interventions and Supports Across the Lifespan, Policy and Practice, Autism Mental Health and Wellbeing, Theories and Models of Autism,  Autism Perceptions and Portrayals, , Autism Citizenship and the Law, Autism and Daily Living.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and hold a leaving cert/ QQI level5 qualification. Those with English as a second language should hold IELTS level 6 or equivalent accreditation.


Delivery Style

A combination of workshops and online lectures.

Method of Assessment

Assessment is assignment based


Further Information

Contact person Christine Chasaide

Phone: 087-9461472

Email c.chasaide@ucc.ie 

Applications will open on September 15th 2022 on https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-daus/

LCFE Funding