Self-Caring Practice in Occupational Contexts

Develop your ability to recognise and understand work-related stress and burnout while identifying strategies and methods for adaptive coping.

This programme supports learners from all professional backgrounds to critically engage with self-awareness theories and to identify personal strengths and vulnerabilities which may impact on both their personal and professional lives. In doing so, learners develop the skills to apply appropriate self-care strategies and build their resilience.

Why study Self-Caring Practice in Occupational Contexts at Griffith College?
On programme completions, learners are able to:
• Critically appraise a range of theories related to self awareness.
• Critique factors which contribute to work stress and burnout.
• Identify and reflect on areas for personal growth and development.
• Explore self-concept, self-management, and self-learning and development.
• Evaluate support processes for self-care related to work environments.
• Critically discuss factors which contribute to adaptive coping.

Subjects taught

This course consists of a single module, worth 10ECTS credits, taught over two semesters.

Course Module
Self-Caring Practice in Occupational Contexts (10 ECTS)
The aim of this module is to instil in learners the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand the concept and practice of self-care in work-related contexts. In particular, the module introduces learners to the importance of self-awareness and the processes that support ‘self-knowing’ within personal as well as work-related environments. Learners who demonstrate in-work competencies in self care can play an effective leadership role in their teams.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an honours (NFQ level 8) primary degree with a 2.2 award, or equivalent. To facilitate applicants from all professional backgrounds, entry to the programme is for non-cognate NFQ level 8 qualification holders.

Application dates

How to Apply
Directly to Griffith College.


8 months part-time.

Enrolment dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:
Spring: February*
Intake Dates:
February 2024
September 2024

*subject to sufficient numbers.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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