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Psychological Therapies for People with Intellectual Disabilities PgCert

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The aim of this programme is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of factors affecting the well-being and quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities. You will engage with contemporary debates on implementing well-being interventions, facilitating a research-informed approach to improving psychological support. As a graduate you will be able to make practical use of your learning, ultimately becoming a leader in the field of well-being in intellectual disabilities.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

Programme features:

  • One-of-a-kind programme in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
  • It closes a gap in skills within health and social care services and the education sector that offers support to people with intellectual disabilities and mental ill-health.
  • No other university-based psychological therapies qualifications are available in Scotland, the wider UK and internationally specifically for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • A unique qualification within the wider UK and internationally that is well-placed to meet government guidance in relation to best practice.

Opportunities for students to develop:

  • A detailed knowledge of the evidence on the mental health difficulties of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and how these may differ from the general population.
  • Understanding of research principles and methods relevant to interventions to improve quality of life and wellbeing for people with intellectual disabilities, particularly in relation to psychological interventions to improve the quality of life and promote wellbeing in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Skills and knowledge in designing, implementing, and evaluating psychological interventions to improve the quality of life and promote wellbeing in individuals with intellectual disabilities.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students from this programme are likely to develop their career within health and social care or educational setting working with people with intellectual disabilities.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,350overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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    1st out of 72

    6th out of 118 4

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    198 100%

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    98 98%

    44th

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    4.45 89%

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    194 90%

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    77 77%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.79 76%

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