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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.

Aims & Objectives and Core Values

  • 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

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

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

For more download 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

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