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By Open Training College
This podcast is a support for students and practitioners in social care.
"The Open Training College is committed to offering staff in the disability, non-profit and related sectors, learning opportunities which are accredited, accessible and embody best practice." www.opentrainingcollege.com
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PHDAL Assessment
The assessment for Psychology and Human Development Across the Lifespan module.
11:02
October 28, 2020
ERSS Exam Podcast
The course director, Dr Noelin Fox, and course tutor Michele Power, discuss the ERSS exam
12:28
October 9, 2020
LPF2 Assessment Podcast
Niav McEvoy outlines the assessment for the BASC Year 2 LPF2 module
08:58
October 8, 2020
LDHE Written Assignment
An overview of the LDHW written assignment
11:04
September 14, 2020
Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Vincent talks to Noelin about employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
09:04
August 7, 2020
Creative Studies Webinar 2
Claire Hopkins discusses Creative Studies
1:06:23
July 29, 2020
Creative Arts Session Plan
Niav McEvoy outlines the requirements for the Creative Arts Session Plan.
09:49
July 27, 2020
Active Inclusion Webinar
Derek Bryan and Brendan Collins discuss Active Inclusion.
51:59
July 24, 2020
Creative Studies Assessment Webinar Podcast
Claire Hopkins talks through the Creative Studies assessment for year 1 BASC students.
57:43
July 23, 2020
PL2 Webinar
Dr. Ray Lynch presents the PL2 webinar
1:13:40
July 14, 2020
SILAS Webinar
Alacoque McCauley Savage and Dr Noelin Fox discuss SILAS
46:25
July 14, 2020
Refugee & Asylum Seeker Sector
Niav McEvoy talks to Lauren Brenna, a volunteer in a direct provision centre.
50:24
July 14, 2020
Contemporary Issues - Addiction Services
Niav talks to Anthony from Turas about addiction services.
54:29
July 8, 2020
Active Inclusion Podcast
In this podcast, Brendan Collins, the module author discusses and explains the assessment for Active Inclusion. If you have any questions for Brendan concerning any of the content or topics covered please email him at brendan,collins@opentrainingcollege.com at any time. Thank you
47:37
June 28, 2020
SILAS
Dr Noelin Fox speaks with Vincent Kelly about supporting individuals in individualised services.
52:43
June 23, 2020
Homeless Sector Podcast
Niav McEvoy talks to Alison Caldwell from Dundalk Simon Community on key issues facing homeless individuals in Ireland, and the role of the social care worker in this sector.
43:29
June 10, 2020
Social Research Methods Year 3
A podcast on the assessment for Social Research Methods, for Year 3 BA in Professional Social Care Students.
53:49
June 10, 2020
Q&R
Quality and Risk in the Context of Regulation
34:57
June 4, 2020
BASC Year 1 General Tutorial
Some general feedback for students 
23:58
May 22, 2020
Responding to Behaviours that Challenge
Raymond Watson outlines key points of the module, and the assignment, for the Responding to Behaviours that Challenge module for year 1 BA in Social Care students.
48:34
May 15, 2020
Contemporary Issues in Social Care Webinar
Module author, Stephen Cashman, gives an overview of the module.
24:20
May 8, 2020
LDHE Assessment Overview
An overview of the LDHE assessment
04:42
April 30, 2020
LDHE Getting Started
This short podcast is a welcome to year 1 students and explains what the 'Getting Started' section covers.
02:16
April 28, 2020
LDHE Assessed Activity 7, 8 & 9
An overview of the LDHE assessed activities 7, 8 & 9
03:54
April 28, 2020
LDHE Assessed Activity 5 & 6
Overview of the requirements for LDHE Assessed Activity 5 & 6
02:22
April 28, 2020
LDHE Assessed Activities 3 & 4
An overview of the assessed activities 3 & 4
02:59
April 24, 2020
LDHE Assignment Parts 1&2
An overview of parts 1 and 2 of the assignment
02:55
April 23, 2020
Certificate in Patient Safety Complaints Advocacy Assessment Podcast
This 40-minute podcast guides you through the requirements for the assessment for this special purpose level 7 qualification. The podcast looks at the 4 sections and the overall assessment structure. The podcast is support for your workshop learning. The presenters are Brendan your tutor and Raymond the Head of Online Learning. Any questions please contact your tutor. 
39:57
February 14, 2020
Communication in Social Care Assessment Podcast
Niav McEvoy talks students through the Communication in Social Care assessment guidelines.
11:09
December 10, 2019
Manager as Coach and Mentor Assessment Podcast - BA Applied Management (Human Services)
Brendan and Raymond discuss the assessment for this 10 credit module. This module is on the BA Applied Management (Human Services). The assessment is an assignment that looks at mentoring, coaching, supervision and conflict management within your organisation. As with any assessment podcast, any technical issues should be referred to elearning@opentrainingcollege.com. Any questions on content or the assessment should be referred to your tutor.
20:05
November 4, 2019
Project Management Assessment Podcast - BA Management (Human Services)
Brendan and Raymond have recorded a podcast that looks at the assessment for project management. Project management is a 20 credit module. The guidelines look at each of the 4 steps involved. For convenience here are the timelines of each step in this project.  Step 1 - 2mins 36 to 9 mins 53 Step 2 - 9 mins 57 to 16 mins 38 Step 3 - 16 mins 39 to 23 mins 04 Step 4 - 23 mins 05 to 25 mins 38 A part on word count, referencing and structure then is provided to the end (at about 35 mins). Any feedback send to elearning@opentrainingcollgee.com and any questions on the assessment refer to your tutor.
33:42
November 4, 2019
Managing Regulation and Inspection -Certificate in Applied Management Assessment Podcast
Brendan and Raymond discuss the assignment for this module on the Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) - NFQ L6 (QQI). Any questions please contact your tutor. See more about the course and College at www.opentrainingcollege.com 
14:59
May 24, 2019
Active Inclusion Assessment
Niav discusses the Active Inclusion assessment with the module author, Mr. Brendan Collins.
51:08
May 21, 2019
Social Care Year 2 - Quality and Risk Examination Preparation
Raymond talks you through the seen question for the Quality and Risk Examination. The seen question asks the student to review a case study and write a professional report on the findings. As usual if you have any questions, contact your tutor.
12:30
May 16, 2019
Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding - CAM Assessment
Brendan and Raymond explore the assessment for this module in the Open Training College's Certificate in Applied Management. Areas include quality service versus quality systems, the ingredients of quality; and positive organisational culture and safeguarding. See the free online safeguarding resource at www.yourotc.net
26:37
April 17, 2019
Working with Families Assessment Podcast
Niav talks you through the Working with Families Assessment and some general assignment tips.
13:04
April 10, 2019
Certificate in Applied Management 18/19 - Budget Management
Brendan and Raymond talk you through the assessment for the 5 credit module on the Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) Level 6 course.
21:21
February 27, 2019
Social Care: Research Methods Assessment Guidelines
Raymond provides an overview of the assessment for research methods for third year students in social care. The assessment is focused on providing a well structured research proposal. As always any questions generated by this podcast should go to your tutor. 
28:46
February 21, 2019
CAM 18/19 Podcast 2: Key Management Skills guidelines
In the second podcast for this year Brendan and Raymond look at the assessment for the key management skills module, including word counts, referencing, assignment structure and online discussions. Any questions, ask your tutor. If you want Raymond and Brendan to answer any specific question on the course in the next podcast, email Brendan to or E learning to let us know.
26:42
November 28, 2018
Social Care: Wellbeing and PBS Assessment Podcast
A podcast by Raymond that provides an overview of the dual assessment for the module. the podcast reviews the exam and assignment elements for the third year social care students.
13:58
November 21, 2018
CAM 18/19 Management, Personal Development and Ethics Assessment guidelines
For students of the Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services). Brendan (Course Director) and Raymond (Head of Online Learning) discusses what you need to do to complete your first assessment. Areas covered includes assignment structure (introduction, conclusion); referencing; online discussions and the areas you are asked to explore. If you have any questions please contact your tutor.
30:22
October 18, 2018
The Insiders Guide to Surviving an Honours Degree
Michelle and Mick talk with Niav about surviving and thriving in the honours degree.
19:26
October 11, 2018
Applied Research Methods Proposal
This OTC podcast discusses the requirements for the research proposal for the Applied Research Methods module for our honours degree students.
17:32
October 11, 2018
Supporting a Person in Mainstream Work Assessment Podcast
This podcast will talk you through the requirements of the assessment for the module Supporting a Person in Mainstream Work
12:47
October 5, 2018
Supporting a Person within the Autistic Spectrum Assessment Podcast
This podcast will talk you through the requirements of the assessment for the module Supporting a Person within the Autistic Spectrum
11:38
October 5, 2018
Supported Employment - Meeting the Employer
The employer is important, if not essential, to the supported employment process and these podcasts give you a look at the best way to cultivate and maintain relationships with employers from small employers to multinationals. The second of 2 podcasts looks deeper into the relationship the agency builds with potential employers. The meetings are very important in setting the tone and starting off with a clear mission for all. Getting this part of the process correct is essential. In July, the OTC interviewed Marian Hennessey- Roache, an Ability@work Co-Ordinator with Cope Services in Cork. The podcasts focusses on how a service should engage with an employer when trying to support an individual to access work. Claire Hopkins, the programme director for short courses within the OTC including the popular Certificate in Supported employment, interviewed Marian focussing on her vast experience engaging with and meeting employers.
25:24
September 7, 2018
Supported Employment - Engaging the Employer
In July, the OTC interviewed Marian Hennessey- Roache, an Ability@work Co-Ordinator with Cope Services in Cork. The podcasts focusses on how a service should engage with an employer when trying to support an individual to access work. Claire Hopkins, the programme director for short courses within the OTC including the popular Certificate in Supported employment, interviewed Marian focussing on her vast experience engaging with and meeting employers. The employer is important, if not essential, to the supported employment process and these podcasts give you a look at the best way to cultivate and maintain relationships with employers from small employers to multinationals.
28:18
July 24, 2018
Quality and Risk - Seen Question Review
Raymond looks at how you can approach the seen question for the QR examination. The question is testing your understanding of quality in human services and your ability to provide the content of a professional report. (Note the pass standard in part b is 3 action plans).
10:33
June 5, 2018
Communications 1
Niav and Raymond present a podcast to support the first year OTC students in social care in completing their assessments. As usual any questions and the student should contact their tutor.
21:40
May 9, 2018
Strategic Management
The OTC podcasts team produce their first management podcast. This podcast is a support for the online unit on Strategic Management from the BA module Leading within a Learning Organisation. Brendan and Raymond look at strategic management within human services looking at frequently asked questions and the key processes that lead to successful strategising.
28:51
May 9, 2018
Person First Language
Niav and Raymond discuss the topic of using person-first language. The podcast is aimed at all students within the OTC but contains some discussion points for all. Areas include what is person-first language, how do you ensure you are using it correctly, and why it is important for social care workers to use it. Empowerment starts with the words.
16:39
April 5, 2018
How to be successful in an OTC exam
Our second podcast has Niav and Raymond discussing how to be successful when taking an OTC exam in social care.
17:49
March 16, 2018
Focus on the Individual (Year 1)
The very first episode of OTC Podcasts....!
16:58
February 23, 2018