Mindfulness Based Wellbeing
Why Choose This Course
The Post Graduate Certificate will equip the student to teach mindfulness in schools or in workplace settings. Having a mindfulness trainer as part of a staff offers a cost effective way of providing wellbeing support to employees in the workplace or to students in schools. Classes are delivered during the evenings, over weekends, one day workshops and during a residential training retreat. Students on this programme not only develop a strong personal practice but also learn to teach mindfulness and to facilitate mindfulness groups.
Students will complete 30 credits as follows:
AP6811 Foundations of Mindfulness (10 Credits)
AP6813 Teaching Mindfulness in Schools (20 credits)
AP6814 Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace (20 credits)
Normally hold a level eight honours degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness Based Practice (Level 9) or equivalent qualification within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development. Applicants whose primary degree is not within these disciplines may still apply if they have at least five years of relevant professional experience within within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development.All applicants must also:
Have completed a teacher-led 8-week mindfulness course (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
Have a regular meditation practice of mindfulness meditation, preferably as taught in MBSR and MBCT.
An interview forms an important element in assessing a candidate's suitability for the programme, final decision on the inclusion of a candidate onto the programme will be determined by this process.
Closing Date: September 2023
How Do I Apply
Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:
You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
Some of UCC's services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies. However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software. All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.
To Apply for this course please follow the steps below:
When you log into the Application Portal:
Click Apply Online
Select Start a new Adult & Continuing Education Application
On the 2nd tab Academic Level
Select the following options:
Academic Level: Adult Continuing Education (ACE at UCC)
Course Type: ACE Part-time Courses
Academic Programme: The course title you are applying for.
During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:
Birth Cert or Passport
English Language Test Report [if applicable]
Transcripts [if applicable]
50% of the fees are required to complete your application.
1 year part-time
UCC Campus Online/Blended
Lectures are delivered over weekends / evening classes / day workshops. There is continuous assessment in the form of assignments and mindfulness logs. Garda vetting will be completed. Weekend lectures (4 in total) will be classroom based. All other evening and day workshops will be delivered online.
Evening classes will take place on a Monday evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.