As the course is fully funded by the DCYA, it is free to participate in. Only settings that hold a contract to deliver the ECCE programme, funded by the DCYA, are eligible to nominate a candidate.
There is a once-off payment of €200, to each participating eligible student to assist with covering expenses arising from participating on the programme.
Capitation for Settings
The appointment of an Inclusion Coordinator in a setting will attract a higher capitation for settings.
Higher Capitation for Settings
The appointment of an Inclusion Coordinator who has graduated from the LINC Programme will attract a higher capitation for the setting of €2 per ECCE child. Subject to detailed operational guidelines, the increase applies from a) graduation of the Inclusion Coordinator from the higher education programme and b) completion of a signed agreement by the Inclusion Coordinator that they will take on the roles and responsibilities associated with the post. The additional €2 capitation applies to all ECCE children in the setting.