Free to participate 

Only for LINC Graduates

100% Online

I would highly recommend this programme to any LINC Graduates. The information I received affirmed my role, and gave me new approaches and ideas.

LINC+ Participant 2021

About LINC+

The LINC+ CPD Programme was launched in March 2021. It was created to enable graduates of the LINC Programme to benefit from regular professional support and development, through additional training, networking and development of communities of practice.  The programme is fully-funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and is delivered completely online.


The LINC+ CPD Programme is delivered online through Moodle which will be familiar to all graduates of the LINC Programme. It will be up to each individual to take it upon themselves to complete the Package content. Participants can engage with the material at a time that suits them. Similar to the LINC Programme, there is no fee to take part in the LINC+ CPD Programme. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that they will be able to download once they complete each Package.

CPD Package Content and Aims

The LINC+ CPD Programme consists of six packages, which are 10 hours in duration.  The first package, Communities of Practice in Early Learning and Care is the only package that all participants must complete. Once graduates have completed this package they can choose what further packages they wish to engage with.



Package 1 of LINC+ CPD Programme is now open for registrations to all graduates of the LINC Programme 2016-2022.  You will need to supple your name, email address, PPS Number, Student ID Number, Year of graduation and mobile telephone number during the registration process.  This is so that we can verify that you complete the LINC Programme. If you are currently engaging in the LINC+ CPD Programme then you are not required to register again. The learning material for Package 1 will be released for newly registered participants in April 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?

All graduates of the Level 6 Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme (2016-2021) can register for the LINC+ Programme. You do not need to be the Inclusion Coordinator in your setting to participate.


Does my manager need to nominate me for LINC+ CPD Programme

All graduates can self-register for the LINC+ CPD Programme.


Is the 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.


There are two graduates of the LINC Programme in my setting, can we both register?

Yes. LINC+ is open to all graduates of the programme regardless of their role within the setting.


What do I need to register?

Required registration details include: Name, Email Address, Student ID Number, PPS Number, Year of Graduation and Mobile Telephone Number. You should be aware of our Data Protection and Data Collection Notice.


 How many packages are there in LINC+ and how long will they take to complete?

There will be six packages in total and each package will contain 10 hours of content (60 hours in total). Participants will be able to progress at a pace that suits them.


For a full list of frequently asked questions about LINC+ see the FAQ section on this website here.


Further Information

Queries in relation to the LINC+ Programme should be emailed to linccpd@mic.ul.ie. 



LINC + Rachael’s Experience

In this short video LINC Graduate and Inclusion Coordinator for Footpints Early Years Ltd, Racheal Govan, describes her experience of the first package of the LINC+ Programme.

Racheal talks about her LINC+ Experience
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