Diploma in School Age ChildcareGraduates will function as highly competent self-aware School Age Childcare Leaders, capable of informing planning, supporting children and young teenagers’ development to assist them as they grow and flourish.
Discipline: Nursing Health Sciences and Social Care
NFQ Level: 7
Programme Duration: One year
Mode of Study: Blended Learning
Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT
Entry Requirements: Level 6
Graduates will function as highly competent self-aware School Age Childcare Leaders, capable of informing planning, supporting children and young teenagers’ development to assist them as they grow and flourish.
The suite of modules is designed to meet the needs of the School Age Childcare Sector. The flexible mode of delivery is tailored to provide students with the opportunity to acquire new skills and/or enhance existing skills and knowledge to improve their critically reflective professional practice, with children, parents, communities, colleagues and other relevant professionals is fundamental to achieving a competent system (Urban et al. 2017). In doing so the participants will be able to develop applied skills to bring about change and real improvements in their workplace and to address the challenges for their sector now and into the future.
The programme centres on relationships, leadership, supporting children to flourish and models of play. The programme has an applied focus, enabling participants to focus specifically on their own work context.
- Applied Psychology Middle Childhood
- Digital Technologies – Creativity, Safety & Leadership
- Leaders of Today and of the Future
- Models of Rest Play and Relaxation
- Nature Pedagogy
- Relationships, Partnerships, and Well-Being
Graduates will be able to work in School Age Childcare settings in Ireland as both leaders and managers.
NFQ Level 6
All students must be Garda vetted.
The programme is due to commence in September 2021.
How To Apply
Online applications are now open.
***Applications can be made online at https://apply.gmit.ie, please select application type L7***.
This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application.
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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday, 18th June 2021.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Please note you must apply for the programme before you log onto muyexperience.ie
For more information on the RPL Process, please visit https://www.myexperience.ie/about/how-rpl-works/
One year over 2 semesters.
GMIT will continue to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community.
The fee for this programme is €2,500.