Final Call: Foundation Diploma in Training and Education in Supported Employment

The Open Training College is taking final enquiries for the accredited Foundation Diploma in Training and Education in Supported Employment course. This is a 12-week course comprising of 2 modules and accredited by NUI Galway. Skills workshops are forecasted to deliver in Dublin in March 2011. Course assessment is by way of a written assignment that is significantly supported by telephone and email tutorials over the course of the 12 weeks.

The course provides participants with the opportunity to develop essential core skills as employment facilitators or job coaches.

On completion of this course, students will have:
- an understanding of the value base of supported employment
- knowledge of the process of supported employment
- developed basic skills in relation to job analysis, job matching, marketing,
on the job supports, natural supports and career planning
- enhanced skills for communicating with job seekers and employers
- skills and knowledge for the use of appropriate assessment and evaluation systems
- awareness of issues that affect people of different abilities entering and staying in employment

It is suited to those who aim to assist people with employment support needs to make the transition into integrated paid employment. This includes aspiring job coaches, day centre staff, those working in the Government-supported employment programme and staff of special schools and colleges.

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Please contact Conor to confirm your interest in the course and for more information – (01) 2988544 or

Thank you.


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