5N1273 Equality and Disability
This module is an elective module of the applied social studies award and provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to challenge personal and/or organisational behaviour that discriminates against people with disabilities. It aims to provide learners with an awareness of the importance of equality for people with disabilities in all areas of society.
• Understand the historical background and relevant concepts in relation to disability
• Analyse how society interacts with individuals with disabilities
• Examine the need for accessibility, positive action plans and equality/diversity awareness in relation to people with disabilities
• Develop interpersonal/ interactive skills appropriate to responding to people with disabilities
• Identify the role of the care provider in ensuring inclusion and equality for all sectors of society
• Explore and reflect on own personal prejudices fears and anxieties about working with people with disabilities
• Demonstrate ways in which an individual can combat discrimination and inequality in society.
• Assignment 40%
• Project 60%
Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is an elective requirement.