Minimum of one year's professional experience in supporting persons with dementia within the past two years. For the duration of the course all applicants are required to be working in an area where dementia care is delivered. Normally hold an honors degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. social, health or pastoral care. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in the field of dementia care may be considered with a lower class degree or equivalent. Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they will have the ability to complete and benefit from the course Nurses or midwives undertaking this course while based in Ireland must be currently registered on the appropriate division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme
Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.