Course Description

Micro-credential - Enacting Human Rights in the Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

This micro-credential will be relevant to all intellectual disability service providers and professionals who wish to develop competency and knowledge in respect of the enactment of human rights in the day-to-day lives of people with intellectual disabilities. 

It will equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to enact rights-oriented service and person-centred support to people with intellectual disabilities in line with the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). 

Learners will engage in online directed and self-directed learning activities, take part in discussions on key issues and apply their learning over the eight weeks in the development of a case study related to understanding and enacting human rights in the life of a person who the student supports. 


On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the legislative framework associated with providing a rights-oriented service to people with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Critically utilise evidence-based knowledge, skills, and competence in the critical evaluation of current models of service for people with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Explore the role of human engagement in relation to understanding the lives of people with intellectual disability to whom they provide service. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self-advocacy/independent advocacy in achieving individually determined lives for people with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the service and service personnel in enacting person-centred supports for people with intellectual disabilities. 

HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria.

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CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryMedicine & Healthcare
Course TypeMicro-credential
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details5 ECTS
Course Start Date6th January 2025
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time• Blended: Online teaching (live/recorded lectures/directed - 21 hours). • In-person workshops (3 x 3 hours). • Self-directed work via Blackboard (95 hours of self-directed study).
Course Fee€770
Entry RequirementsAdmissions Deadline: 1st December 2024 • Completion of a recognised disability/intellectual disability qualification and/or experience of having provided service to people with intellectual disabilities for a minimum of 3 years. • Up to date Curriculum Vitae.
Course CodePENM-EHRL-1M
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