Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health & Well Being

The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being offers participants a unique opportunity to finely tune their facilitation and personal skills through practical experience, group process and advanced personal development. The aims of the programme are as follows:


1.To enhance participants' personal growth and development to advance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies required for effective facilitation of health and well-being with groups, individuals, and key populations.


2.To develop practitioner and academic capabilities underpinned by relevant academic theory.


3.To enable participants make an original and significant contribution at the forefront of the field of study of and practice of facilitation for health and well-being.


Please Note: This Masters was formerly known as the MA in Social Personal and Health Education and has been reconfigured.

Entry requirements

• Applicants must hold a qualification at level 8 in the NFQ or its equivalent. Equivalent programmes being considered will require written confirmation of qualification and portfolio presentation including applicants' relevant experience and learning


• All applicants must demonstrate that they have a level of maturity and life experience adequate to cope with the modalities of the programme. The programme board will require an interview with applicants to ascertain this. A minimum of 70% must be achieved at interview in order to be considered for a place on the programme.


• Those applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet WIT's English Language Requirements before being offered a place on the programme.

Duration

18 months blended learning.


Delivery

The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being is a full time course and the delivery reflects the flexibility required for adult learners and workers.


Modules are taught through a blend of traditional face to face teaching with the benefits of learning online. This online learning occurs prior to and between the face to face contact time. The face to face contact is as follows:


Semester 1

4 x 2 - day blocks (Friday & Saturday) + 1 Residential Weekend


Semester 2

3 x 2 - day blocks (Friday & Saturday) + 2 Residential Weekends


Semester 3

1 x 1.5 day block (Friday & Saturday) + 1 Saturday + one-on-one meetings with dissertation supervisors


Note: The residential weekends (Friday 6pm – Sunday 4pm) take place in Tullow Co Carlow. Please note there is a nominal fee of approximately €115 for residential weekends paid directly to the venue for food and board.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Opportunities

The MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being is for all people whose core work involves communication with others; this programme is relevant to;


•Those for whom communication with others is core to the success of their work.


•Managers.


•People who work as part of a team.


•People who seek to establish and maintain effective partnerships.


•People who work with vulnerable and/or marginalised individuals or groups, and front line service providers e.g. teachers, health professionals, community workers, youth workers, gardai, social workers etc.


•People who wish to progress to higher levels within their organisations.

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)

Ms. Mairead Barry

Lecturer and Co-Course Leader MA Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well-Being (Formerly known as MA SPHE)

Tel: 51302165

Email: MLBARRY@wit.ie


Dr. Paula Carroll

Lecturer and Researcher

Tel: 051-843131

Email: PCARROLL@wit.ie

Subjects taught

Modules:

•The programme is delivered through a blend of methods consisting of groupwork, workshops, lectures, projects, e-learning etc. Experiential learning is the methodology used throughout the course.


•For the award of Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being a student must accumulate 90 credits.


•A student who accumulates 60 credits in Semester 1 and 2 and who does not wish to complete the MA may, at the discretion of the Programme Board, be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being.


Year 1

Semester 1 (January - May)

Facilitation Skills

Personal Development

The Determinants of Health and Well-Being

Qualitative Research & Evaluation


Semester 2 (September - December)

Advanced Facilitation Skills

Advanced Personal development


Year 2

Semester 3 (January - May)

Dissertation

Individual and Social Influences on Health and Well-Being

Qualitative Data Analysis

Comment

The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being is a full time course and the delivery reflects the flexibility required for adult learners and workers.


Modules are taught through a blend of traditional face to face teaching with the benefits of learning online. This online learning occurs prior to and between the face to face contact time. The face to face contact is as follows:


Semester 1 4 x 2 - day blocks (Friday & Saturday) + 1 Residential Weekend

Semester 2 3 x 2 - day blocks (Friday & Saturday) + 2 Residential Weekends

Semester 3 1 x 1.5 day block (Friday & Saturday) + 1 Saturday + one-on-one meetings with dissertation supervisors


Note: The residential weekends (Friday 6pm – Sunday 4pm) take place in Tullow Co Carlow. Please note there is a nominal fee of approximately €115 for residential weekends paid directly to the venue for food and board.

Course fee

Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at www.wit.ie/pgfees

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: January 2020

January intake only

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