How many packages are there in the CPD Programme and how long will they take to complete?

Each continuing professional development package will contain 10 hours of content and participants will be able to progress at a pace that suits them. There will be six packages in total with 10 hours of content each (60 hours in total) over the next three years. Details of the the packages and aims of the CPD Programme can be found here.

How will the CPD Programme be delivered?

The CPD programme will be delivered 100% online via the Moodle platform. This is the same platform used to deliver the LINC Level 6 Programme so graduates will be familiar with how the platform operates.

Is the CPD Programme accredited?

No. Participants will be able to download a certificate at the end of each completed package but these will not count towards a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Is there a cost to participate in the LINC CPD Programme?

It is free of charge to participate in this CPD Programme.

It was announced that LINC would be starting a CPD programme for qualified graduate INclusion COordinators – when will this start?

Registration for the CPD programme will commence on Monday 1 March 2021 at 9am and will close Friday 26 March at 5pm. The first CPD package, Communities of Practice in Early Learning and Care will be release in May 2021.

What do I need to register for the LINC CPD Programme?

Required registration details include: Name, Email Address, PPS Number and Mobile Telephone Number.

What happens when I register for the CPD Programme?

Once you register successfully, you will receive a confirmation email outlining all the information submitted. If you notice any incorrect entries please email linccpd@mic.ul.ie and we will correct the information. Registered participants will be notified by email when the first module is released and the steps required to access the Moodle platform.

When will the CPD Programme start?

The first package, Communities of Practice in Early Learning and Care, will be released in May 2021. Registered participants will receive information on how to access the content closer to the release date.

Who can register for the LINC CPD Programme?

All graduates of the Level 6 Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme (2016-2020) can register for the LINC CPD for INCOs Programme.

Will I need to complete an assignment for the LINC CPD Programme?

Please note that there won’t any graded assignments for the CPD Programme, there will be quizzes included in the Moodle lessons but there are no official grades/assessments.