Special Purpose Award in Applied Arts in Playwork: Practice and Provision

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 20*
  • Course Code NA
  • Award Minor Award
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

Playwork as a discipline is the involvement of adults who wish to support and help children’s play. It occurs in environments which are dedicated to children’s play. The aim of this programme is to deepen learners’ critical and creative understandings of play and Playwork in an Irish context.

Following the principles of Playwork, learners will use understandings of the process of Playwork to create a wide range of quality play experiences for children.

Key Course Information

Blended Learning. Online and On Campus

This one year part-time programme will be made accessible and practical to the needs of the learnerThis will be achieved through a blended learning approach of, on-campus practical workshops, which run three times per semester and online lectures every fortnight.

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to hold a minimum qualification at FETAC level 5 (8 modules) in ECCE or equivalent.

Experience and employment in the Early Childhood Sector would be of benefit.

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this special purpose award and who would like to apply for the degree programme in Early Childhood Care and Education, will be exempt from attending the Learning and Play module.


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