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Community Engagement - Professional Diploma

Course Details

Course Code: PDCOENTPAD

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 11 Months

Award: Professional Diploma

Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr. Maura Adshead
Email:
maura.adshead@ul.ie
Tel:
353 (0)61 213429
Name:
David Dineen
Email:
David.Dineen@tusla.ie
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Brief Description

Applications are accepted from those whom are currently or have previously served in the role of TESS Home School Community Liaison Coordinator. 

The professional Diploma in Community engagement offers previous and past Home School Liaison Coordinators within  the Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) accredited learning at graduate level equivalent to 30 ECTS. This credit can be transferred and used as a recognized prior learning in any third level institution in Ireland and may be used as an entry route to the Masters in Community Research at UL.

The diploma provides previous and past Home School Liaison Co-ordinators within TESS a unique opportunity to work and learn with local communities in local communities. Over 11 months, you will be part of a diverse team charged with designing and delivering a project to address a local identified need.

The programme facilitates student involvement in community/university partnership projects, providing the necessary training and facilitation between students and community partners to enable them to effectively identify the tasks and work packages that students reasonably carry out in order to address identifed community needs. In Limerick we work with local community consortia in Moyross, Southill, Our Lady of Lourdes, St Mary's and St Munchins as part of a wider UL ambition to support University-community collaboration that is reciprocal, beneficial and goal orientated.

Autumn Semester   Spring Semester  Summer 
UP5101 Engaged Research Design (12 ECTS)  UP5102 Engaged Research Design (12 ECTS)  UP5105 Engaged Research Evaluation (6 ECTS) 

Applicants must have a first or second-class honours degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or an approved equivalent qualification. Candidates should be proficient in the use of English.

Applicants must be currently or have previously served in the role of TESS Home School Community Liaison Coordinator. Should the course be over-subscribed candidates will be short-listed as deemed necessary. 

Short-listed candidates will also be required to attend an interview. 

Applications forms for this programmes can be obtained from David Dineen in the TUSLA Educaiton Support Service (contact email is at the top of the page).

What to include with your application

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

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Fees are EU €3000 and Non-Eu €6,500.

For more information please click hereFees are subject to review.

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The professional Diploma in Community Engagement is specifically desgined to meet the professional needs of previous and past home School Co-ordinators within TESS.