This accredited Level 6 course will help you hone your skills as a trainer of people with disabilities. It explores developing and implementing an individual training plan for a person with a disability using the Systematic Instruction teaching strategy. Person centredness is at the heart of this programme, so it is highly relevant for day services staff needing to implement practices in line with New Directions.
During the 6-week course, you will work in partnership with a person with a disability to support them to develop a skill to achieve a goal they have set as part of their person-centred plan.
What Will I Learn through Systematic Instruction?
After completing the course you should be able to:
- Support the person to identify a meaningful skill that will support them to achieve the goals they have set.
- Explain the key learning and teaching approaches and where Systematic Instruction aligns with best practice in skills training.
- Devise and implement a Training Programme that demonstrates best practices in skills training, specifically
- Write a clear training objective
- State the standard to which the task is to be learnt
- Write a task analysis that is accurate and easy to implement
- Ensure accurate recording of the learner's progress
- Deliver training that is individualised to the learner's characteristics
- Implement appropriate learning strategies based on antecedent changes, consequential changes and modifications to the task and the environment
- Devise a support plan that will ensure the skill is maintained so that the learner can progress towards obtaining their home and community goals.
- Evaluate yourself as a trainer.
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
- 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 an individual in developing a skill related 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 to learn a skill to achieve their goals.
- Producing a training plan
- Critically analysing your experiences, performance and likely future development as a trainer
What is it like to study 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 practitioner in service delivery today.
The course is certified by QQI as a HET Level 6 Minor Award.
Successful participants will be awarded a Certificate In Facilitated Learning.