Course Code: GCEDINTPAD
Available: Part- Time
Duration: 1 Year PT
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
The Graduate Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a one-year, part-time programme. The programme adopts a blended-learning approach, which combines online lectures with on-campus workshops to allow learners to engage in distance learning. The programme will be primarily delivered online.
The Graduate Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is designed for learners who wish to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and to explore strategies for change. The programme will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding needed to deal effectively with issues of equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels of Irish society, the community and the workplace. Learners will draw on academic literature and practical case studies to identify and address challenges in their personal and professional environment and will be provided with the competence to become leaders in this area in order to contribute to the development of socially inclusive spaces in the community and workplace.
The programme is delivered by lecturers from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. This allows learners to engage in interdisciplinary, research-led teaching with experts in diverse fields including law and linguistics.
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For further descriptions of the module content, please click here
*Programme Content may be subject to change
Applicants should have a primary degree with a first or second-class honours, (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience in accordance with UL’s Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning. All applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have community or workplace access needed for the completion of certain modules.
What to Upload with your Application
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
- A supporting statement - 300-500 words
- A copy of your birth certificate or passport
- Proof of Status, e.g. unemployed, employed, self employed, returners. Acceptable documents for proof of status can be found here https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
- 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
• English language competency certificate
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The fee for this programme is €1500
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria under Springboard+ can qualify for 90% or 100% funding subject to the availability of places.
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. Please note some formerly self-employed applicants not in receipt on DEASP payment are liable for 10% fees also. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.
Unemployed and Returner participants
Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.
To clarify eligibility please go to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
Please note that Fees are subject to reviewFor information on funding and scholarships please click here.
The Graduate Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is designed for all who espouse the values of social inclusion and equality. It has particular resonance for those working in the private sector and for staff of community and voluntary organisations who seek to create inclusive and diverse workplaces. The programme allows these individuals to upskill in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion.