QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies

Course Name QQI Level 5 Intellectual Disability Studies
Course Code 5N1652
Duration 34 Hours of directed learning (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award

Course Aim
This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence in the causes, range and effects of intellectual disabilities to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support and the role of various professionals in responding to the needs of persons with an intellectual disability

Course Content

  • Exploring intellectual disability and the impact it has on the family/local community/society
  • Medical and social models of care organisations and their policies
  • Role of the front line staff in providing individualised support to persons with an intellectual disability

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route
Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Assignment exploring Intellectual Disability (30%)
  • Case Study of a person with an intellectual disability (30%)
  • Theory Examination of 20 multiple choice questions and 4 structured questions (60%)

Course Delivery

  • Directed Learning in a face-to-face setting
  • Directed learning via Virtual Classroom (blended Learning) on online Zoom Platform
  • Group Discussions/Interactions/Breakout Rooms
  • Work Experience/Simulated Work environment
  • Tutorials/One on one supported learning
  • Role Play
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning

All training is delivered in a people-centered, friendly, and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to excel in a caring role.  Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background and in-depth knowledge and experience of the healthcare sector including competency with blended learning model of delivery.