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CIL/NUI Maynooth Certificate in Disability Studies 1st 2nd November 2014

Social Model of Disability Course.

The Center for Independent Living in conjunction with NUI Maynooth is pleased to offer a Certificate in Disability Studies.

This course focuses on the philosophy of Independent Living which is about people with disabilities having responsibility for their own lives and control over the mechanisms that are required to meet their needs.

The aims of the Certificate include:

  • To examine a variety of theoretical perspectives of disability.
  • To understand the Independent Living Philosophy.
  • To examine a rights based approach to disability.

The key objectives of this course are as follows: 

  • To enable participants to critically evaluate their perceptions of disability.
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and tools to effect change in attitudes.
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to explore the barriers to inclusion.
  • To give participants an opportunity to share experience and learn from each other.

Course Venue and duration:

The Certificate in Disability Studies will commence in November 2014.

The venue for the Certificate will be located in the city centre Dublin.

The Certificate will be delivered over 100 hours between November 2014 – May 2015. 

Who is this course for?

  • People with disabilities.
  • People working in the disability sector.
  • People who wish to learn more about disability and independent living.

Admission Requirements

Each participant in the course must be 21 years or over at the time of application.  Experience or interest in the disability sector is essential.  Participants must be willing to reflect on their own practice, attitudes and beliefs.  Course participants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to learning in a group setting and have adequate skills to fully participate in a NUI Certificate Course.


The Certificate in Disability Studies is a Level 7 accredited award on the National Framework of Qualifications of Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications please see the following link:

Course Fees

 The fee per student is €950.

Application and Further Information

For application forms and further information please contact: Nina Byrne, CIL Carmichael House by phone on 01 8730 455 or by email at

The closing date for application for the Certificate in Disability Studies is Friday 31st of October 2014.