Are you looking to develop senior management skills in the area of Childcare and Adolescent Care? If so, why not consider the M.A in Childhood and Adolescent Studies – one of the most up to date and advanced Childhood and Adolescent care programmes in Ireland. The Masters in Childhood and Adolescent studies is specifically designed for those who want to develop higher order skills and competence in the areas of childhood and adolescent care. On completion of the programme learners will have developed higher order competencies to facilitate theoretical understanding and practical engagement in childhood and adolescent areas of study. Graduates will becomes complex consumers of evidence based practice and be prepared to assume leadership roles working with children and adolescents. Participants will have a critical awareness of current discourses within the area of Childhood and Adolescent care and the capacity to generate new insights within these fields.
The M.A. in Childhood and Adolescent Studies is highly interactive and will support participants to develop the key skills necessary for effective professional practice. It also provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and competence in the fields of childhood and adolescent studies
The programme can be completed over 1 year on a full time basis or 2 years on a part time basis. The programme has been designed with a work/life/study balance in mind, and supports a number of flexible modes of delivery, including blended learning. This programme will equip graduates with the conceptual frameworks, advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to act, in a managerial capacity, within a range of organisations.
The programme incorporates the following themes: understanding childhood and youth development, supporting child and adolescent transitioning, engaging in childhood and adolescent practice,early childhood education and care, evidence based practice and research methods and design and; the completion of a practicum and dissertation related to these themes.
The course was revised in 2015 and is validated by Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI), a statutory quality assurance body with overall responsibility for the quality of 3rd level academic programmes in Ireland.
The course is also recognised towards professional accreditation by the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP) and the National Association of Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP).
The course will commence in September. It can be taken on a full time or part-time basis and is delivered across two twelve week terms through a combination of classroom based modules and 'blended' modules. Blended learning combines face to face and web based teaching.
What supports will I have?
ICHAS is a College with a proven track record of delivering high quality education and this is equally true across the suite of Master's programmes. At ICHAS, every lecturer and member of staff is committed to the ideal of quality education and student satisfaction. We provide feedback which is inclusive of both formative and summative feedback to each individual learner.
Who Awards My Qualification?
On successful completion of your pogramme, your qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and this will appear on your parchment. QQI is one of the principal Irish awarding bodies for the higher education sector in Ireland.
This programme is recognised in Ireland and all over Europe. See www.qqi.ie for further information.
The MA in Childhood and Adolescent Studies has many features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland, these include:
•This programme is part of a suite of programmes that havebeen recently revalidated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring up to date teaching methods, programme content and quality.
•It is delivered by lecturers who work in the field of Childhood and Adolescents and are passionate about your education.
•The programme is recognised throughout Europe. On completion you will receive the Europass Diploma Supplement in addition to your degree parchment.
•It mixes theory and practice together to provide a complete understanding of the areas.
•This course has a progression route to PHD and doctoratelevel.
•It is recognised widely by employers, opening opportunities to graduates in a range of different areas.
•The programme uses both classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities to allow for a better work/life/study balance. In certain modules attendance may be a requirement.