PSY40490 Person Centred Programme Development

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will introduce students to the steps involved in producing an accredited training programme for persons with disability or for persons supporting those with disabilities. As well as exploring current and emerging national standards for the provision of education and training programmes in the disability sector, students will be required to engage with issues of quality assurance and the programme validation process pertinent to the national awarding body QQI. There is an emphasis on workshops in the delivery of this module, where students will have to opportunity to work on elements of programmes individually and/or in groups.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the student will be able to:

1. Explore what is involved in the establishment of policies, systems and procedures to develop quality assured further education and training programmes (pertinent to QQI).

2. Obtain a clear overview of the processes involved in creating programmes for persons with disability or for persons supporting those with disabilities

3. Develop programmes in line with recognised national standards and the QQI programme validation process.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, peer & group learning, reflective learning, active learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Where taken as part of MSc in Disability students are required to comply with module requirements for this programme.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Development of a training programme Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Presentation: Initial proposal for a training programme Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

online automated feedback provided through Brightspace

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 14:00 - 16:50