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Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development

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  • Programme Overview

    The Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD) at Mary Immaculate College is a two-year programme for people with intellectual disabilities delivered in an inclusive third level setting. This course is devoted to the academic learning, personal growth and career development prospects of the student. The full development of each student’s potential, dignity and self-worth is embraced.

    Information Evening, Tuesday 26 April

    On Tuesday 26 April, Mary Immaculate College will host an in-person Information Session for those interested in the innovative Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD). If you think this programme may be of interest to you, a family member or service user, feel free to join us on Tuesday 26 April in T118 in the TARA Building at MIC Limerick at 7pm.

    More information about who should attend and what to expect here.

    Cert. in General Learning & Personal Development
    Cert. in General Learning & Personal Development
    This two-year lifelong learning programme is for people with intellectual disabilities.

    Aims & Objectives

    • To promote lifelong learning for individuals
    • To promote inclusion in the third level environment
    • To develop skills for modern society
    • To develop social skills through peer interaction
    • To enhance individual employability
    • To develop full citizenship and self determination
    • To broaden horizons for individual learners 
    • To fulfil the personal educational interests of individuals

    Read more in the CGLPD programme flyer here.

    Core Values

    • A belief in the capacity of individuals to self-actualise
    • A respect for the contribution and value of different types of student learners
    • A belief in the right of every individual to access third level education

    The Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development is about re-imagining and re-thinking education and learning outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities, by providing an opportunity to study in a third-level college.

    Sectoral Partners

    • Brothers of Charity
    • Enable Ireland
    • St Cronan’s Association
    • St Joseph’s Foundation

     

    Contact

    Dr Órla Slattery, Programme Coordinator

    T: +353 61 774757

    E: Orla.Slattery@mic.ul.ie

    Programme Content

    The central objective of the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development, is to provide a pathway to third level education which empowers adults with an intellectual disability to achieve their educational and employment goals. Linked to the NFQ, this accredited Level 4 certificate programme, offers a progression route to further education and training options. The initiative aims to build capacity among learners and enable them to develop the skills required to become independent citizens.

    Over the course of the programme students have the opportunity to undertake the following modules:

    • Interpersonal Communications Skills
    • Social Studies
    • Creative Art Appreciation
    • Mathematics & Financial Management [ 1 & 2]
    • Information Communication Technology
    • Career Development
    • Research & Study Skills Development
    • Work Placement

    Read more in the CGLPD programme flyer here.

    The structure of the two year programme is as follows:

    Structure of CGLPD Programme
    Structure of CGLPD Programme
    The two-year certificate programme is organised around modules and transferrable skills

    Entry Requirements

    Prospective entrants must:

    • Be 18 years of age on enrolment
    • Have been identified as having an intellectual disability from birth or early years
    • Have a commitment to ongoing learning and personal development
    • Have three or more Level 3 FETAC Minor Awards (including Literacy/ Communication and, preferably, Numeracy), or equivalent

    How to Apply

    Closing Date for Applications: 2pm on 12 May 2022

    You can download and print the application form here, or you can contact Jennifer Ryan (Jennifer.Ryan@mic.ul.ie) if you want to receive a hard copy of the form sent to you by post.

    Completed applications should be sent by post to:

    Jennifer Ryan
    Education Office
    Mary Immaculate College
    South Circular Road
    Limerick

    Fees: €1,500

    Please Note: An information event in relation to applications for the CGLPD will take place on 26 April in T118, TARA Building, MIC Limerick at 7pm. 

    Contact
    Programme Coordinator
    Dr Órla Slattery
    +353 61 774757

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  • Programme Overview
  • Programme Content
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Ask a Question