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Child Protection and Welfare (P.Grad.Dip.)

One year part-time ; 17 places

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Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3593


Course Description

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.).  Applicants may seek full or partial funding from their employers but self-funding applicants will also be considered.

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.

Candidates who successfully complete the Diploma course and meet the eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. in Child Protection and Welfare may proceed to a second year to complete the Masters course.



Course Details


One year part-time

Number of Places


Course Coordinator

Dr Helen Buckley

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

31 March 2019

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. Applicants may be shortlisted for interview.



Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3593