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

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.

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 : 15th September 2017

DepartmentCodeAward
Social Sciences NA Minor Award
CREDITS
20*
NFQ LEVEL
6
DURATION (YRS)
1

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

Download the Grading Scale from www.transition.ie.

Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

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.

What are my further study opportunities?

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.

What subjects will I study?

Programme Fees

€200 per 5 credits

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office

T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510

E: admissions@itsligo.ie