Will there be extra capitation for settings and from when will it be received?

Yes. 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 ...

Is there financial support available to participants?

The LINC programme is fully funded by the DCYA and is free to participants.  Additionally, each participating student will receive a once-off payment of €200 to assist with covering expenses arising from participation on the programme.

What capitation payments are available from the DCYA for Room Leader Status?

If you are providing the ECCE scheme all ECCE room leaders must hold a minimum QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent) from December 2016. This is a requirement of the ECCE contract. A higher capitation is available to Preschool Services where the Preschool ...

The DCYA have recognised LINC as fulfilling the requirements for Room Leader Status. What has changed?

The programme has now been recognised as meeting the ECCE Room Leader (Standard Capitation) Status. See this link for a list of DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications.

What is the cost?

As the course is fully funded by the DCYA, it is free to participate in. In addition, students receive €200 to assist in covering any costs they may incur.

LINC has now been recognised as having Room Leader Status what does this mean for someone who has completed LINC?

As well as taking up the role of INclusion COordinator you also meet the requirements for Room Leader status.