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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Postgraduate Certificate Respiratory Care Skills (Intellectual Disabilities)

The Certificate in Respiratory Care Skills (Intellectual Disabilities) is a 10 credit level 9 special purpose award that will be delivered over one semester using a blended learning approach. This programme will enhance nurses evidence-based knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of children and adults with an intellectual disability in relation to many common respiratory conditions and treatments.

This programme will be the first of its kind in Ireland as a Level 9, 10 credit special purpose award that aims to enhance the students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, and professional values when caring for the respiratory health of children and adults with Intellectual Disability across their lifespan.

This programme will be delivered using both clinical and theoretical expertise from the intellectual disability team within the department and also utilising the expertise of Allied Health Professionals in the HSE.

Campus Information

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Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The primary target audience for this program is registered nurses from any discipline who are currently working in the Intellectual Disability sector or related area.

The prospective student will have to confirm that they are registered or eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Where English is not their first language, proof of English language competency as per WIT regulations will have to be provided.

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  • Course Code: WD335
  • Course Type: Blended
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 03 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 10250 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 7650 EUR
    Application Fee: 50 EUR
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