Careers & Alumni
The postgraduate diploma is undertaken by practitioners already working in statutory and voluntary organisations providing child protection and welfare service who are released for the block course weeks. Feedback from former course participants indicates that successful completion of the course provides them with opportunities for change and promotion within their organisations. A number of students go on to complete further study up to doctoral level.
The multi-disciplinary nature of the course also provides linkage opportunities between different services, and each cohort of students represents a network of practitioners which endures long after the completion of the course and continues to promotes inter agency and inter professional collaboration. Past students are kept abreast of any learning events that take place in TCD.
External examiners of the course have commented on the value to employers of supporting staff participation, and rate it as a unique and important source of professional development in child protection.