Projects

🇮🇪 NCBI Ireland

OCN London – Orientation & Mobility: Theory and Practice

Duration: Sept 2019 – Aug 2020

This customised training course is academically accredited and designed to meet the needs of the organisation. It not only develops orientation & mobility instructors but due to its flexibility, allows ‘support staff’ to gain a qualification in line with their workplace role and function. Each individual unit is accredited in its own right which enables NCBI to build a knowledge base within their organisation that meets the need of the service and one that can be further developed as staff look to take on increased responsibility.


🇸🇬 SAVH Singapore

OCN London – Orientation & Mobility: Theory and Practice

Duration: October 2016 – October 2018

In partnership with the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), this project involved designing and delivering a course to develop orientation & mobility instructors. This initiative was the first of it’s kind in the country, the programme was written to provide the foundation for a locally academically accredited programme with the far reaching view of sustainability. As well as providing the necessary education for SAVH staff to be able to deliver training to their clients, the country now has a clear path for development of this vital service.


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 BTEC Scotland

The BTEC Professional Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) – Level 4 funded by The Scottish Government.

Duration: February 2013 – January 2014

This partnership project saw our popular BTEC Professional Diploma Level 4 programme being delivered for the first time in Scotland. The Forth Valley Sensory Centre secured funding from the The Scottish Government for training to be provided to staff within Local Authorities who work with people with a visual impairment. This initiative proved excellent news for the people of Scotland and recognised the importance of providing professional services to vulnerable people with a sight loss.


🇬🇧 GPAAP UK

GP Access Awareness Project funded by Department of Health

Duration: Jan 2011 – Dec 2011

This partnership developed a strategic evaluation tool for General Practice Surgeries to help them maintain and improve access for people who are Deaf, have a hearing loss, Visually Impaired or have learning disabilities. Practice staff attended workshops and used online learning resources to help them develop methods and processes to overcome access issues and form closer ties with local and national agencies to create ongoing support.


🇲🇹 MOBAVIP Malta

Mobility and Orientation for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons – MOBAVIP

Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci

Transfer of Innovation Project Agreement No.: LLP-LdV/MT/TOI/03/2008

Duration: 2008 – 2010

Partners in this project:-

Provision Solutions: www.provisionsolutions.co.uk

Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni Dizabilita (KNPD): www.knpd.org

Study Centre for the Visually Impaired Students: www.szs.uni-karlsruhe.de

Study: The situation of blind and visually impaired persons in Malta vis-à-vis Mobility and Orientation

This extensive project developed and delivered a Preparatory Course for local people aspiring to learn more about teaching Mobility and Orientation training programmes. Maltese residents aspiring to learn more about Mobility and Orientation Training applied for a preparatory course which included both theoretical units (delivered through the use of ICT) and also practical and observation elements.

External links – Lifelong Learning Programme: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme


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Henry Ford – Ford Motor Company
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