Department of Social Science

Certificate in Irish Sign Language (ISL)

NFQ Level:  6
Credits: 20
Award Type: Special Purpose Award
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: 27th November
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the language used by the majority of deaf people in Ireland and is recognised as Ireland’s third official language since the passing of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017. The Certificate in Irish Sign Language will give students access to practical ISL skills and insight into the world of the Irish deaf community.

Professionals that would benefit from this course include:

  • Therapists;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Community care/social workers;
  • Audiologists;
  • Paramedics;
  • Doctors, nurses;
  • Parents of deaf children;
  • General customer service workers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an FET/QQI award at NFQ Level 5 in Irish Sign Language.


This programme will be delivered in a blended format part-time from January 2021 to December 2021.



Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme students will have gained 10 credits at NFQ level 6 which may contribute to the achievement of other academic awards.


  • Irish Sign Language Practical Skills
  • Deaf Culture and History

Lifelong Learning Department

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