Trinity College Dublin: Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare

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Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare

Programme Information: This national, multi-disciplinary, in-service course is sponsored by the Child and Family Agency and is aimed at experienced, professionally qualified personnel who carry regular responsibility for management/training/frontline delivery of child protection and welfare services under the Child Care Act 1991, the Children Act 2001 and related legislation. Course participants normally include service managers and supervisory/main grade professionals (social workers, public health nurses, psychologists, doctors, Gardai, child care workers, speech and language therapists, teachers, lawyers, youth and project workers, etc.). A second year leading to a M.Sc. in Child Protection and Welfare is available to eligible candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma with a 2.1 or better result.

Entry criteria: All Applicants must have a degree or equivalent professional qualification. In addition, a minimum of three years’ professional experience working with some aspect of child protection and welfare is required. You must submit a 1500 word personal statement on why you wish to undertake the programme. Applications are completed online.

Course Duration: The course runs for nine separate weeks spread over the academic year, with full attendance in college for approximately one week in four. This involves students attending classes Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. Full attendance at College is compulsory.

Closing date for applications: 30th May, 2018

Enquiries to: Stephanie Holt, Tel: 01 8963908, Email:

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Candidates will be invited for selection interviews



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