Applicants must have a degree or equivalent professional
qualification. In addition, a minimum of three years’
professional experience working with some aspect of child
protection and welfare is required. Applicants may be
shortlisted for interview.
Applications are made online at:
Months of entry
There is a separate entry on admission to the M.Sc. in Child Protection and Welfare.
This national, multi-disciplinary, in-service course is
sponsored by the Child and Family Agency and is aimed at
experienced, professionally qualified personnel who carry
regular responsibility for management/training/frontline
delivery of child protection and welfare services under
the Child Care Act 1991, the Children Act 2001 and related
legislation. Course participants normally include service
managers and supervisory/main grade professionals (social
workers, public health nurses, psychologists, doctors, Gardai,
child care workers, speech and language therapists, teachers,
lawyers, youth and project workers, etc.). Applicants may seek
full or partial funding from their employers but self-funding
applicants will also be considered.
The course runs for nine separate weeks spread over
the academic year, with full attendance in Trinity for
approximately one week in four. This involves students
attending classes Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm. Full attendance
at Trinity is compulsory.
Candidates who successfully complete the Diploma course
and meet the eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. in Child Protection
and Welfare may proceed to a second year to complete the
Information for international students