What Will I Be Studying?

This Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice aims to develop students’ presentation, communication and self-advocacy skills. Students will learn to:

  • Deliver training on disability-inclusive practices in education and professional settings
  • Review and respond to policies for disability inclusion
  • Audit spaces for the physical, social and cultural inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

You will study in 3 different ways during the course:

1. Core Modules

These modules are taken with other students from the Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice only.

Subjects include:

  • Statutory frameworks for disability inclusion 
  • Finding and using your voice 
  • Presentation and communication skills 
  • Reviewing and auditing skills 
  • Preparing for work placement

2. Co-Learning Modules

These modules are taken with students from other courses around the university.

  • Inclusion: Policy and Practice in PE, Sport and Physical Activity
  • Mental Capacity Law
  • Critical Perspectives on Disability
  • Communication and Facilitation Skills in Development

Here you'll find more details about these, and other co-learning modules on the Certificate in Social Citizenship.

3. Work Placement

You will spend 3 months on a paid placement doing work experience. Placement sites are chosen in consultation with the student to ensure they are a good match for your particular skills, interests, abilities, and geographical location. Sites may include retail, services, industry, office or other environments.

How do I know if the course is for me?

  • Are you interested in the rights of people with intellectual disability (PWID)?
  • Would you like to be involved in educating people about how to include the ideas and voices of PWID?
  • Are you interested in telling policy makers your ideas about the laws and policies that affect PWID?
  • Would you like to work with others, doing research on issues affecting the lives of PWID?
  • Would you like to develop skills that might lead to work supporting professionals and people in different organisations about rights for PWID, and what that means for their work?

If you answered “YES” to these questions, then this course is for you!

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