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Human rights is in the small places.

By Viv Menzies | July 10, 2023
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Why health and social care professionals need to ensure that their knowledge is up date especially those working in services for people with disabilities. The small places Human rights are considered guidance in the provision of equal justice, opportunity, recognition…

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Informal Interviews for Social Care applicants on July 27th, 2023

By Viv Menzies | June 1, 2023
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Upcoming Applicants Day Thursday, July 27th: This date is an opportunity for applicants to further discuss their choice of course with the OTC team. It includes an information session and informal interviews for applicants of the BA in Social Care…

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From the ‘Heart to the Head’: The benefits of OTC (face to face) workshops – a key part of the blended learning experience.

By Viv Menzies | May 31, 2023
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A blog about the benefits of OTC (face to face) workshops – a key part of the blended learning experience. Health and social care professionals are doing some of the most important work out there. Many health and social care…

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What is the role of law and policy in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in Ireland?

By Viv Menzies | May 17, 2023
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A blog about a Policy and Legislation Workshop – from Year 2 of the BA in Contemporary Disability Studies: Law and Policy in a Changing Society As a health and social care professional, staying up-to-date with the rapidly changing world…

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Newsletter: OTC TIMES

By Viv Menzies | May 2, 2023
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Welcome! This page contains recent editions of ‘OTC TIMES’ newsletters that we publish each month to inform our readers of news events and upcoming courses that will be of interest to colleagues in our sector. You may complete the Subscription…

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OTC Social Care Open Day event on 27th April 2023: Social Care Workers – what they do, and how to become one.

By Viv Menzies | February 27, 2023
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At this virtual event, you will: be informed about the role of the Social Care Worker learn about the Social Care Worker regulator, CORU learn how to gain a qualification as a Social Care Worker learn about the OTC’s Supported…

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Important Upcoming Dates – Social Care Short Courses – Spring 2023

By Viv Menzies | January 4, 2023
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Please note the deadlines for applying for the following social care courses:   Jan 27th:  Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports   12 weeks, QQI Level 7, €995 – starts Feb 10th, 2023   Feb 8th:  Certificate in…

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Important Upcoming Dates – Management Courses – Spring 2023

By Viv Menzies | December 7, 2022
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Don’t miss these important dates:   Feb 6th:  Certificate in Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding 1st of 2 standalone ‘Fast-track’ management modules from the Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services)   6 weeks, QQI, Level 6, €395 – ‘Fast track’…

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