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, Online
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters MA/PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Intake: September.
Application Date Application Closing Date : 31st August 2020
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Duration Duration: 3 semesters (PGDip) 1 further semester (add-on MA).

Delivery: Blended, online, with a five-day residential workshop (Mon-Fri) each semester.
Course Fee Total Fees €5,000 (PGDip) €2,500 (add-on MA).
Per year €2,500.
Per 30 credit module €2,400.
Per 10 credit module €800.
International Fees will apply.
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.

Where large numbers apply far exceeding avai...

Interview Yes
Comment Programme: Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Advocacy for the Early Years
Accredited by: IT Sligo through delegated authority from QQI

Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications
PGDip – 60 ECTS credits: MA – PGDip 30 ECTS credits (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System).

Did you know?
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+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.

• Do you have what it takes to b...

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 10
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 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
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