Leadership & Advocacy in the Early Years

ATU - Sligo Campuses


Course Name Leadership & Advocacy in the Early Years
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code 113444 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January.

For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
Application Date

Expand+Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.

All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller ...

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Expand+2 years part-time

Delivery Method: Blended

On-Campus Attendance
A five-day residential workshop (Mon-Fri) each semester

Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest ...

Course Fee Total fees €7,200
Entry Requirements A 2.2 BA Honours in Early Childhood or cognate discipline and will have at least two years experience working in the early years sector or a related field completed at the end of the programme of study.

Students who do not meet the above criteria can apply to be considered through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited for an interview.

Successful interview applicants will be offered a place on the programme.
Course Content

Expand+Course Summary
The early years sector has a dynamic, exciting and challenging future. It needs effective and confident leaders across the fields of practice, policy, advocacy, regulation, education and professional development.

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Subjects Taught Semester 1
Title Credits
Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Years 10
Making & Analysing Social Policy 10

Semester 2
Title Credits
Children's lives 10
Contemporary Child Psychology 10

Semester 3
Title Credits
Research, policy and practice 10
Researching Leadership and Advocacy in ECCE 10

Semester 4
Title Credits
Leading Organisations and Change Management 10
Final Research Project 20
Number of Credits 90
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Opportunities are dependent on where you are resident and what your career aspirations are e.g. Early Years Inspectorate, Better Start Mentors, Manager/ Support and Development Staff of City and County Childcare Committees, Mana...

Further Enquiries Further Information
Course Co-ordinator: Roisin McGlone
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