This accredited Level 6 course will help you develop and implement an individual training plan for a person with disability using the Systematic Instruction teaching strategy.
During the 10-week course you will work in partnership with a service user to support them to develop a skill that relates to their own person centred plan.
What Will I Learn through Systematic Instruction?
After successfully completing the course you should be able to:
- Explain the key approaches to learning and discuss what Systematic Instruction and how it relates to other learning theories
- Apply Brown’s Top Down model for developing a learning programme to identify a meaningful task/skill for the focus person to acquire
- Behaviourally define the task to be learned
- Design a task analysis and a data collection/record sheet
- State the criterion or standard to which the task is to be learnt
- Complete a baseline recording for the target task
- Identify any relevant individual learner characteristics
- Implement appropriate learning strategies based on antecedent changes, consequential changes and modifications to the task and/or the environment
- Devise a skill maintenance and generalisation plan
- Evaluate your training experience for this assessment
Unit 1: Meaningful Training
- Training Issues
- Selecting a Target Skill
- Applying Brown’s Model in Practice
Unit 2: Task Analysis
- Developing an Effective Task Analysis
- Assessment Recording Methods
Unit 3: Systematic Instructional Strategies
- Instructional Strategies: Definitions
- Five Discrimination Strategies
- Instructional Strategies
- Antecedent Changes – Delivering Prompts
- Consequential Changes – Reinforcement & Error Correction Procedures
- Modifying the Task or Environment
Unit 4: Maintenance & Generalisation
- Maintenance Strategies
Unit 5: Implementing the Training
- Reviewing your Individual Training Plan
- Trouble Shooting
- Hints on Data Collection and Evaluation
- Recording your Training Session
How Will I Be Assessed?
Successful completion of the course is dependent on undertaking a project. This will record your progress as you support a service user in developing a skill that relates to their person centred plan. This will involve:
- Summarising your understanding of how the principles of systematic instruction apply to the actual practice of supporting a person develop a skill
- Producing a training plan
- Critically analysing your experiences, performance and likely future development in the role
What is it Like to Study Systematic Instruction with Us?
The Course Director's View - Claire Hopkins
How do you think people benefit from the course?
Participants are given practical strategies from a strong person centred value base that encourages them to evaluate their practice and adapt so that the learner has positive learning experiences.
Service Users learn skills and tasks that will make a difference to their everyday life.
The College has won awards for the supports for adult learners and their innovative online learning environment. (Read more about the College's approach to learning here).
How Will This Course in Systematic Instruction Enhance my Career Prospects?
This course is aimed at any person working in disability services who supports any individual to learn new skills.
This course is highly relevant for those practitioners involved in New Directions, job coaching, or empowering individuals to live a better life.
Systematic Instruction is an essential skill set for any person in services today.
The course is certified by QQI as a HET Level 7 Minor Award. Successful participants will be awarded a Certificate In Facilitated Learning.