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Organisation & Leadership
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.
If the answer to these questions is yes and you have a 2.2 BA Honours in ECCE 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 your studies, then the Institute of Technology Sligo has the Level 9 programme that will help you to fulfil these ambitions.
Develop key skills
Through this programme you will develop key skills to help you build your own leadership and advocacy capacity; to shape and influence the key organisations and agencies in the early years sector and to effectively bring about real change.
On completion of this programme you will be able to:
How it works
The programme is structured around two modules each semester (Semester 1 runs from September to January;
Semester 2 from January to May).You will be engaged in content that will include online lectures (six per module) from lecturers and key leaders and experts in the field; online discussions and activities; access to digital resources, and share your own experiences.
Each semester there will be a residential programme that brings you together with your fellow participants, academic staff. This will allow you to engage in lively debate, extended learning, assessment activities and keynote lectures.
Assessment of the programme will be through a broad variety of student-centered and active techniques.
The professional relationships you develop through this course will provide the basis for the leadership and advocacy networks and communities of practice in the future.
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)
When the students successfully complete their Postgraduate Diploma they can progress to the MA award.
Delivery: Blended, online, with a five-day residential workshop (Mon-Fri) each semester
Duration: 3 semesters (PGDip) 1 further semester (add-on MA)
POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please firstname.lastname@example.org