Department of Social Science

Courses commencing in September 2020 and January 2021 will be updated in June 2020.

Certificate in Irish Sign Language (ISL)

NFQ Level:  6
Credits: 20
Award Type: Special Purpose Award
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: TBC
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 Institute of Technology Tralee is pleased to offer a new Level 6 Certificate in Irish Sign Language (ISL) which 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
  • SNAs, SENOs
  • Community Care/Social Workers
  • Audiologists
  • Paramedics
  • Doctors, Nurses
  • Parents of Deaf children
  • General customer service workers

Entry Requirements

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


The programme consists of 2 modules

Module 1: Irish Sign Language Practical Skills

Module 2: Deaf Culture & History.

Delivered through the Department of Social Sciences at IT Tralee, the programme will run from January 2020. Classes will be delivered in person and will include creation of a video portfolio.

Timetable Information

1 night per week with online tutorial.


€1050 per participant

Progression Opportunities


Lifelong Learning Department

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Phone: 066 7191701