IT Sligo: Postgraduate Diploma / Master of Arts in Leadership and Advocacy for the Early Years

Programme: Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Advocacy for the Early Years

Accredited by: IT Sligo through delegated authority from QQI

Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications

PGDip – 60 ECTS credits: MA – PGDip + 30 ECTS credits (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System)

Programme structure: 6 modules (2 per semester) for the PGDip, + 2 modules (over one further semester) for the MA (each module = 10 ECTS credits)

Delivery: Blended, online, with a five-day residential workshop (Mon-Fri) each semester

Duration: 3 semesters (PGDip) + 1 further semester (add-on MA)

Cost: €5000 (PGDip) + €2500 (add-on MA). May be paid in installments

Intake: September

Places available: 24

Entry requirements: a 2.2 BA Honours in ECCE or cognate discipline and will have at least two years experience working in the early years sector or a related field completed at the end of the post graduate programme. Applicants may be shortlisted and will be interviewed for a place on the  programme.

Interviews will be held in Sligo.

Further information can be obtained from the joint programme co-ordinators Sinead Barrins at: or Roisin McGlone at:

Please see attached document for more information.



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