Identifying and Supporting needs for people with disabilities in the work place

A SAQA accredited short course, focused on identifying and supporting the needs of persons with disabilities in the work place, was held at False Bay College. The course took place between 18 February and 4 March 2014.

The NQF Level 5 course attended by employees of Old Mutual (including Human Resource administrators and specialists, trainers and recruitment specialists), was made possible through the collaboration of INSETA, False Bay College and Old Mutual.

The purpose of the programme was to determine the level of support people with disabilities require in their work environment as well as challenges faced and barriers to equal opportunities. Assessing the support needs of people with disabilities is a critical factor in ensuring their economic and social participation.

The course was structured in a way to allow delegates to grapple with different case studies and real life scenarios.  Group interaction was therefore experience-based in consultation with the Occupational Therapists at False Bay College.  

A total of 28 delegates completed the course with positive feedback about the experiential learning and a deepened understanding of the complexity of issues that affect people with disabilities in the workplace.