LINC (Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years)

LINC (Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years)

Have you applied for your free place on Ireland’s first certified course for Inclusion Coordinators in Early Years Settings?



The deadline for applications is Thursday 28 July

LINC (Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years) is a new national programme designed to enhance inclusion of children with additional needs in early childhood care and education settings. As the owner or manager of an Early Years setting, you now have the opportunity to nominate a staff member to participate in this Inclusion Coordinator training programme.

Early Years settings that employ an Inclusion Co-ordinator who has graduated from this course will receive a higher rate of capitation for every ECCE child (an additional €2 per child per week). The programme is fully funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and all participating learners will also receive a contribution of €200 towards costs.

 

Eligibility:

Your setting is eligible to nominate a candidate only if it holds a contract to deliver the ECCE Programme with the DCYA. Your nominee must be employed by your setting and hold a Level 5 Major Award in a relevant area. Please note that the 2015/16 ECCE contract remains in force and will not be deactivated until August (precise date to be confirmed). As such, services remain under contract at the present time and can nominate an employee for the LINC programme.

To avail of this opportunity, all you have to do is nominate an eligible member of your staff to participate: Apply Here

 

Course content:

LINC has been developed with reference to best practice in leading the inclusion of children with additional needs in early years settings and will prepare learners to adopt a leadership role so they can support other staff to plan for, implement and review inclusive practice. The programme comprises 6 modules, delivered over 3 semesters and amounting to 60 credits. The programme will be embedded in Aistear – the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta, the National Quality Framework within the ECCE field.

 

Course delivery:

LINC will involve online learning and classroom sessions. Classroom sessions will take place over seven Saturdays and will be located in nine national centres. For 2016/17 these centres are located in: Letterkenny; Castlebar; Tralee; Limerick; Kilkenny; Cork; Kildare; Dublin North/Louth; Dublin West/South.

 

Certification: LINC is a Level 6 special purpose award

The LINC programme (operated by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College and including Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University- Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education) is the only programme recognised by the DCYA as fulfilling the training requirements for the Inclusion Co-ordinator role and enabling access to the associated additional capitation. Applications are now open on www.lincprogramme.ie

The LINC programme (operated by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College and including Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University- Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education) is the only programme recognised by the DCYA as fulfilling the training requirements for the Inclusion Co-ordinator role and enabling access to the associated additional capitation. Applications are now open on www.lincprogramme.ie

For further information please visit lincprogramme.ie or contact us online
Telephone 061 204545 or email: linc@mic.ul.ie

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