Childhood Adversity - Micro-credential

Trinity College Dublin

Childhood Adversity - Micro-credential

Who should take this MC?
This micro-credential will be offered to professionals who work with children and families in healthcare, community, and education settings. Professionals including children’s nurses, other nursing disciplines, allied healthcare professionals, social care professionals, education professionals (teachers), and professionals in child and family support work or related areas.

Why should I take this Micro-credential?
The aim of this micro-credential is to enable a range of professionals who work with children and families to develop a fundamental understanding of childhood adversity and how it can impact the health and well-being of the child. This micro-credential will also provide professionals with an understanding of how to approach their work with children and families in a trauma and adversity-informed manner.
*The term child denotes an infant, child or young person

What will I do?
• Engage in online directed and self-directed learning activities.
• Take part in discussions on key issues and peer-to-peer learning groups
• Develop a Reflective Diary Piece
• Develop a case study relevant to your work with children and families

Entry requirements

Hold a level 8 degree in health or social care-related programme or in an education programme / Or satisfy the course committee that they can successfully complete the micro-credential programme based on evidence of experience working in education, healthcare or social care setting.

Prerequisite documents
CV, Professional Reference

Application dates

Closing Date 14th August/1 December


12 weeks

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
The micro-credential will be delivered in a blended format comprising three days online (6 hours per day) and two days in person (6 hours per day). Students taking the module will have 30 hours of direct contact time in total. The student effort hours will be 220, and these will comprise directed learning, directed exploration of resources relevant and available to their specific discipline, a reflection of their own practice, peer-to-peer learning, and assessment preparation.

The total student effort hours will be 250 hours.

Enrolment dates

There are two in-takes annually in September and January

More details
  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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