Childhood and Adolescent Care Courses at ICHAS


Today the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences is regarded as one of the leading educational bodies in the area of Childhood and Adolescent Care Courses.  ICHAS is a specialist college and the development of your career is one of our key priorities. Our childhood and adolescent programmes are at the cutting edge for what is required in a modern care setting.  Our childcare and adolescent programmes cover all areas including, Certificate, Degree and Masters levels. We have worked with those in industry in the design and development of our programmes ensuring the widest range of employment opportunities are open to you.

Your Potential – Our Vision

At ICHAS we strive to develop future practitioners who will take up leadership and managerial roles  in the areas of child and adolescent care and practice. We recognise your potential and we will work with you as an individual to ensure that you develop your individual potential. Our Childhood and Adolescent Care courses have small class sizes which allows us to work with to recognise and identify your areas of strength and to develop these to their maximum

Superb Learning Environment and Outstanding Teaching Faculty

All our Childhood and Adolescent Care Courses whether at Certificate, Degree or Masters levels, are delivered by a team of dedicated experts who have extensive expertise in the areas of child and adolescent care and practice.  You will get to know our staff on an individual basis and each will take the time to support you as and when you require it. Our learning environment within the college has the student at its core and our facilities have everything in place to support your studies and academic progression.

Flexibility- Meeting Your Needs As and When You Want It

Childhood and Adolescent Care Courses at ICHASBlended learning is another central component of learning provision with ICHAS.  Blended learning allows you the flexibility to engage with your course both online and face to face.  It greatly increases the options and approaches you have when studying a specific programme. In particular, for those considering courses at Masters level, this flexibility is often a key factor in deciding whether to start a programme.

Qualifications Having Real Value

All our Childcare & Adolescent Care Courses are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and are on theChildhood and Adolescent Care Courses at ICHAS National Framework of Qualifications. What this means is that the currency value of your qualification is guaranteed and recognised both nationally and internationally. The programmes have been developed in consultation with employers and industry leaders. Each programme represents what employers see as key requirements within the profession.

Courses that Develop Your Career

Childcare is one of the growing areas in Ireland.  As Ireland’s economy continues to grow there is a real and increased demand for graduates with these specific qualifications. The programme is designed to facilitate you working at all levels of the profession whether as a childcare worker or as a manager.  As a specialist college, we endeavour to support students from the day they join the college to when they leave and beyond. The development of your career and you as a person is central to everything we do at ICHAS.

Qualifications That Do Not Cost the Earth

At ICHAS we have a commitment to affordable and accessible education for all. Course fees at undergraduate level are the same as those of Universities and Institutes of Technology. At undergraduate level, you will pay the exact same fees that a university student pays which is currently €3,000 per annum. Postgraduate level fees are considerably less than those of the Universities or Institutes of Technologies.

The college has adopted a ‘learn and earn’ policy for all its undergraduate programmes. All full-time programmes are completed over 3 consecutive days which allows our students to get employment to support their college fees.  We have a payment instalment plan in place that allows students to pay your fees over a period of time at no extra cost.

Childhood and Adolescent Care Courses at ICHAS