Who is this Micro-credential for?
This micro-credential will be offered to professionals who work with children and families in healthcare, community, and education settings. Professionals including children’s nurses, other nursing disciplines, allied healthcare professionals, social care professionals, education professionals (teachers), and professionals in child and family support work or related areas.
Why should I take this Micro-credential?
The aim of this micro-credential is to enable a range of professionals who work with children and families to develop a fundamental understanding of childhood adversity and how it can impact the health and well-being of the child. This micro-credential will also provide professionals with an understanding of how to approach their work with children and families in a trauma and adversity-informed manner.
*The term child denotes an infant, child or young person
When can I start this Micro-credential?
There are two in-takes annually in September and January
What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential?
Hold a level 8 degree in health or social care-related programme or in an education programme / Or satisfy the course committee that they can successfully complete the micro-credential programme based on evidence of experience working in education, healthcare or social care setting.
CV, Professional Reference
What will I learn? (include ECTS Weighting)
Learners who complete this 10 ECTS micro-credential will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of childhood adversity and be able to describe how childhood adversity, toxic stress and trauma can impact the life of the child from a variety of perspectives.
• Critically discuss the national and international literature concerning childhood adversity and how current knowledge impacts the learner’s professional discipline and work with children and families.
• Critique current strategies used to identify childhood adversity.
• Critically appraise adversity prevention strategies relevant to the learner’s professional discipline and area of work.
• Demonstrate an understanding of trauma and trauma-informed approaches. Reflect on the application of trauma-informed approaches when working with children and families in the context of the learner’s professional discipline and area of work.
• Demonstrate knowledge and be able to discuss interventions relevant to the learner’s professional discipline and area of work.
What will I do?
• Engage in online directed and self-directed learning activities.
• Take part in discussions on key issues and peer-to-peer learning groups
• Develop a Reflective Diary Piece
• Develop a case study relevant to your work with children and families
How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
The micro-credential will be delivered in a blended format comprising three days online (6 hours per day) and two days in person (6 hours per day). Students taking the module will have 30 hours of direct contact time in total. The student effort hours will be 220, and these will comprise directed learning, directed exploration of resources relevant and available to their specific discipline, a reflection of their own practice, peer-to-peer learning, and assessment preparation.
The total student effort hours will be 250 hours.
How is this Micro-credential assessed?
• Case study relevant to the learner’s work with children and families (80% of overall mark)
• Reflective diary piece (20% of overall mark)
AwardsLevel 9/ECTS Value 10
Number of Places20 Places
Dr Eleanor Hollywood
• A level 8 (undergraduate) degree in a health or social care-related programme or in an education programme / Or satisfy the course committee that they can successfully complete the micro-credential programme based on evidence of experience working in education, healthcare or social care setting.
• CV & Professional Reference
Before Applying, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Submit your personal details on the application form.
2. Log in to the my.tcd.ie portal with your (new) login credentials.
3. Upload documents as required by the school for the micro-credential including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
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To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below
Get in Touch
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Director: Dr Eleanor Hollywood - email@example.com
Course Coordinator: Hellen Batista - firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Your Interest
Register your interest at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
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