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/CCSP/TEC programme. Subject to detailed operational guidelines, the increase applies from a) graduation ...


What capitation payments are available from the DCEDIY 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 ...


What is the cost?

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


Is there financial support available to participants?

The LINC programme is fully-funded by the DCEDIY 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.


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.


The DCEDIY 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 DCEDIY Early Years Recognised Qualifications.


When will this bursary/grant be paid?

No decision has yet been made on when the payment will be made to the student, but it will be after the programme has commenced.