BTEC Health and Social Care Students at Northern Regional College (NRC) in Newtownabbey have completed a 4-week course in “Understanding Human Rights”, accredited by the Open College Network at Level One. The course, which provides information about human rights and their relevance to people with disabilities, is unique to Northern Ireland.
The course was delivered by Heather Logan, Training Officer from Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights for People with Disabilities. Heather explained: “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has confirmed that people with disabilities have the same human rights as everyone else. As individuals develop skills for life, it is important that they understand their own human rights and those of a person with a disability, so they can identify unfair treatment and have the confidence to challenge that treatment.”
Chelsea Milligan a student undertaking the course said “I learned so much that will help me in everyday life. I really enjoyed the course – thank you.”
Marie Hayes, Associate Lecturer, Health and Social Care added “The course was excellent and the students really enjoyed it. The content integrated with the core units within the Health and Social Care Diploma perfectly and provided an opportunity for the students to become more aware of human rights.”
For further information on training provided by Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights, contact telephone: 028 9029 7880 or email email@example.com