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UCC ACE Diploma in Disability Studies |CC037| (29 Weeks Blended Learning) September Enrolment

Course Overview

Accreditation NFQ level 7 – Special Purpose Award
Course Code:
CC037 | WED. 19.00-22.00 and Occasional Saturdays
€990 per year

Disability Studies challenges the way in which disability is understood in our society by developing new research and educational models.  This course enables learners to facilitate the inclusion of those often marginalised in society due to disabling conditions.  It is a two year diploma program that explores the theoretical approaches that have shaped disability support practices along with the policies and public perceptions that influence social inclusion.

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Programme Description

Year 1 – Models of Disability and

Support, Perceptions and Portrayals

of Disability, Disability and Inclusive

Environments, Supporting Inclusion

Policy and Legislation.

Assessment is assignment based

Year 2 – Disability and Daily Living,

Disability and Social Inclusion,

Psychology, Disability and Human

Rights, Group Research Project.



Entry Requirements

Candidates should be over 21 and hold

NFQ 5, Leaving Certificate or an

equivalent academic qualification.

Those who do not have English as a

first language must have an IELTS 6 or

equivalent language qualification.

Delivery Style

Semester 1 blended learning. Direct

contact lecture groups of 7-10 alternated

with virtual classroom sessions

Method of Assessment

There are no exams. The course is

evaluated through a combination of

learning journal entries, essays, reviews,

presentations and a group research

report. .

Apply on line through ucc.ie at



Further Information

Contact Christine Chasaide

Phone: 087 946 1472

Email: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

Applications will open on May 15th on htpps://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-dds/

LCFE Funding