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
Qualifications
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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