UCC Diploma in Disability Studies Coming to NAS Training Centre in Waterford

Following the launch of its Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses in Waterford last year, UCC is delighted to introduce its Diploma in Disability Studies at the NAS Training Centre.
ACE at University College Cork is the longest established dedicated centre for adult and lifelong learning in the Irish University system.  Over the past several decades ACE has developed a strong tradition of delivering renowned university accredited Continuing Professional Development and Executive Education courses in a wide range of disciplines.
The Diploma in Disability Studies is a two year part time level 7 programme and is designed for those who live, work, care or volunteer in the area of disability.  Disability Studies is a vibrant area of study, developed over the past 40 years by disabled academics. It challenges the way in which disability is understood in our society by developing new research and educational models. These help to remove the physical, legal, political and attitudinal barriers that exclude people from society.
The Diploma in Disability Studies will help students to develop their critical awareness of the factors operating in the world of disability, to become aware of the ways in which different issues overlap and to explore ways of working around these.
ACE Co-ordinator and Waterford native, Ms. Lyndsey El Amoud, who spearheaded the introduction of the UCC accredited courses to Waterford said, “ACE at UCC is delighted to be able to introduce such a practical and informative course to Waterford and the South East.”
The course will be held in the NAS Training Centre, in the Cleaboy Business Park.  Since opening its doors in Waterford in 2006, the NAS Training Centre has earned a reputation for excellence in providing a wide range of training courses and programmes set in a centrally located state of the art facility.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, 31st January 2014.
For further information on the Diploma in Disability Studies in Waterford, visit www.ucc.ie/en/ace-dds/ or contact Lyndsey El Amoud at 021-4904700 or l.elamoud@ucc.ie.