Mental Health and Self-Care (Level 8, 5 ECTS credits)
Field of Study
Type of Course:
Single Module Course
Type of Qualification:
Single Module Course
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
by 5.00pm, Thursday 2nd September 2021.
One Semester Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm)
This module is an excellent opportunity for any person working in the social care sector who may be at risk of burnout or exposed to behaviours that challenge or for those who intend to work in social care in a professional capacity.
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This Level 8 module is funded through an initiative of the HEA. Programmes are free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the COVID-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins (13th September 2021)
If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate (2021), you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement. These categories of learner are eligible for 90% funding and will be required to pay 10% (€38) of the standard tuition fee.The standard tuition fee for this module is €380.
These are in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
Students should note that the 10% course fee is non-refundable except in cases where courses do not proceed.
Applied Social Studies
This course is delivered online, Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm (13th September to 6th December). Lectures will be recorded for subsequent viewing also.
The module is aimed at empowering participants to practice self-care and to develop both positive mental health and emotional resilience. It will be particularly useful for those who are working in social care or intend to work in social care.
Students will learn principles of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Stoicism, and their practical uses in self-care in a busy or in chaotic life situations.
There will be a strong focus also on managing healthy personal boundaries, protecting personal space and nurturing positive relationships. The building blocks of developing a health sense of selfhood will also be covered in the modules.
Some practical Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques that may benefit participants in stressful life situations will also be explored.
MTU: Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)
Completion of the module counts for 5 credits towards the BA (Hons) in Social Care [total = 60 credits].
It would also be useful as a Continuous Professional Development accredited Special Purpose Award, adding relevant education for those working in social care, in order to help the social care professional in his/her everyday working life and in interactions with service users.
Online application is open (link is at end of page) for Returners, the Employed, formerly Self Employed and recent Graduates who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement 13th September 2021.
Eligibility criteria is in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
Your application will not be assessed further until the supporting documentation is submitted. Please upload the relevant documentation with your application. Please note that all applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate (a driving licence will not be accepted).
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email registrationCork@mtu.ie for assistance.
1. Employment Status
Please email supporting documentation that you are currently in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection payment outlined below, or that you are signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits. This supporting documentation should be in the form of a receipt of payment or a letter from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.
Please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter
- Jobseekers Benefit
- Jobseekers Allowance
- One Parent Family
- Disability Allowance
- Qualified Adults of Working Age
- Carers Allowance
- Farm Assist/Fish Assist
- Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory or Non-contributory Pension
- Blind Pension
- Deserted Wives Allowance
b) Employed/Self Employed
Email a copy of your most recent Employment Detail Summary, payslip, other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from your current employer, to confirm employment.
A declaration to attest to your employment status must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths. It must be signed, dated and stamped before submission. When this has been completed, please email the form to registrationCork@mtu.ie
2. Residency/Nationality Status
As required by Higher Education Authority
- All applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate.
Please note driving licence will not be accepted
- Candidates must provide documentation to provide proof that they have been resident in an EU country for 3 of the past 5 years preceding entry of the programme i.e. since January 2017
- Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4. Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration.
Examples of Documents acceptable for evidence of having lived in an EU country
- A sworn Affidavit from a solicitor in Ireland confirming residency in Ireland for specific dates (from and to). Your name and passport number to be noted, dated, and stamped by a solicitor’s office.
- Original letter from a place of work – dated, stamped, and signed by an official there. Dates from and to clearly indicated.
- P60 from 3 of the last 5 years.