Early Childhood Practice - Professional Mentoring

Programme Overview
Mary Immaculate College is running an exciting and innovative Level 8 Special Purpose Certificate in Professional Mentoring for Early Childhood Practice (through one 15 credit module) from September 2021. This module considers the concept of mentoring in the context of early childhood education and care settings and empowers participants to apply the principles of mentoring within their practice in settings. Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, this programme is free of charge to all participants.

Subjects taught

Topics covered include:

The core characteristics of mentoring
Models of mentoring and mentoring relationships
How to evaluate different approaches to mentoring
The critical role of reflexive practice and its role in mentoring
The policy-practice landscape as it relates to mentoring in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector

Entry requirements

Applicants must already work in an early childhood setting and hold a NFQ Level 6 Award in ECEC.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.

Application dates

If you are interested, please complete the online application form below and then follow the instructions to submit transcripts to Taughtprogrammes@mic.ul.ie by email. Places are limited so early application is advised.

Please Note: In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of your IELTS results (or equivalent) is required also.

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