Financial Overview

Course Fees

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.

Student Bursary

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

Early years settings that employ an Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) who has graduated from LINC will receive an extra €2 per week in capitation per ECCE-eligible child in a pre-school room, where the child is on an ECCE/CCS/TEC programme.  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.