Leadership & Advocacy in the Early Years

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Leadership & Advocacy in the Early Years
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code 98973 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters MA/PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Intake: September.
Duration 1.5/2 years part-time.
Course Fee EU Fees
Total Fees Postgraduate Diploma: €5,000
Total Fees Masters: €7,500
Per year €2,500
Per 30 credit module €2,400
Per 10 credit module €800

Non-EU Fees
Total Fees Postgraduate Diploma: €8,000
Total Fees Masters: €12,000
Financial Support Potential Funding Opportunities
Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie
Entry Requirements

Expand+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.

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Interview Yes
Comment International Partnership
IT Sligo in an international collaboration with Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada is delighted to offer this Level 9 programme to be delivered online and in Ontario to create the future leaders of the Early Learning and Care sector.

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The Department of Social Sciences was shortlisted for the 2019 Education Awards in the category of the Best College of Arts & Social Science.
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
Assessment Method Assessment on the programme will be through a broad variety of student-centred and active techniques.
Number of Credits PGDip – 60 ECTS credits:
MA – PGDip 30 ECTS credits (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System).
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 Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8511
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
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