What will the coursework and assessments involve?

Each module will consist of 3 recorded lessons each week which you can listen to at any time, a weekly online tutorial, and one live class/webinar per module. Assignments include: written assignments, multiple-choice quizzes and the development of practical materials. Assessments will focus on linking practical knowledge of working in ...


What are the guidelines around applying for the Exemption

Once a candidate has accepted a place on the programme, details on how to apply for exemptions will be made available.  Exemptions may be sought for the following modules only: Child Development and Curriculum for Inclusion. Exemptions will be granted based on assessment of prior learning in these two specific areas ...


Must I be online at specific times during the week?

There will be a weekly live chat with the tutor, which will provide an opportunity to engage in live discussions with the tutor and other learners, and to ask questions and seek clarification in real time.


What is the duration of the LINC Programme?

The programme will run from September 2023 until May 2024. The 2023/24 programme comprises 6 modules delivered over two semesters: Autumn; Spring.



Can I be an INCO in my setting, if I have not completed the LINC Programme?

No, the LINC Programme is the only programme that qualifies the graduates to fulfill the role of INclusion COordinator. Only services with graduates from the LINC Programme will be eligible for the associated additional capitation of €2 per child on the ECCE scheme.


How will the course be delivered?

LINC will be delivered online for the 2023/2024 Academic Year, for more see our Programme Overview page.


Is this programme necessary if I have already completed a programme on leading the inclusion of children with additional needs?

Yes. The LINC programme is designed specifically for the purpose of developing the role of Inclusion Coordinator. Only services with graduates from the LINC programme will be eligible for the associated additional capitation of €2 per child on the ECCE programme.


What modules can I apply for an exemption from?

Requests for exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with qualifications at level 6 and higher may seek exemptions from the Child Development and Curriculum for Inclusion modules, only. When applying for exemptions, applicants must demonstrate they have successfully met the learning outcomes for these modules.  It is mandatory for all participants on ...


Will there be an Orientation for the LINC Programme 2023/2024?

Orientation details for incoming 2023/2024 LINC Students will take place from 4th-7th September 2023. All details will be provided to incoming students in advance.


What does Special Purpose Award mean?

A Special Purpose Award is an award type developed for specific areas of learning that have a narrow scope.
All Special Purpose Awards comprise of one or more components. LINC is an example of a Special Purpose Awards as it pertains to the role of INclusion CoOrdinator. The modules ...