UCC Adult courses

Mindfulness Based Wellbeing Online/Blended - PG Cert

About This Course

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Course Outline

This programme explores the foundations of mindfulness and examines the eastern philosophy of mindfulness and how it engages with western psychology. It explores the central themes incorporated in Mindfulness Based interventions and develops an appreciation for their inclusion. The attitudes of mindfulness are explored while the student is challenged to reflect on and contextualise the role of mindfulness practice in everyday settings and particularly in their own life and in their own personal mindfulness practice. It offers the student the opportunity to choose between receiving training on the teaching of mindfulness in school settings or in Organisational / workplace settings.

Students will complete 30 credits as follows:

AP6811 Foundations of Mindfulness (10 Credits)

                               AND

AP6813  Teaching Mindfulness in Schools (20 credits)

                                 OR

AP6814 Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace (20 credits)

 

Course Queries

For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinators 

Pat O Leary at p.oleary@ucc.ie, 087 3298052

Pascale De Coninck on 087 2248607

For Online Application Support please click here. 

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Noreen Delea at n.delea@ucc.ie. 

Course Practicalities

Lectures are delivered over weekends / evening classes / day workshops. There is continuous assessment in the form of assignments and mindfulness logs. Garda vetting will be completed. Weekend lectures (4 in total) will be classroom based. All other evening and day workshops will be delivered online.

Evening classes will take place on a Monday evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Why Choose This Course

The Post Graduate Certificate will equip the student to teach mindfulness in schools or in workplace settings. Having a mindfulness trainer as part of a staff offers a cost effective way of providing wellbeing support to employees in the workplace or to students in schools. Classes are delivered during the evenings, over weekends, one day workshops and during a residential training retreat. Students on this programme not only develop a strong personal practice but also learn to teach mindfulness and to facilitate mindfulness groups.

Requirements

Applicants should:

  • Normally hold a level eight honours degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness Based Practice (Level 9) or equivalent qualification within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development. Applicants whose primary degree is not within these disciplines may still apply if they have at least five years of relevant professional experience within within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development.All applicants must also:
  • Have completed a teacher-led 8-week mindfulness course (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
  • Have a regular meditation practice of mindfulness meditation, preferably as taught in MBSR and MBCT.

An interview forms an important element in assessing a candidate’s suitability for the programme, final decision on the inclusion of a candidate onto the programme will be determined by this process.

Fees and Costs

Total: 3,700 Euro.

For further information on fees and financial supports please click here

How Do I Apply

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

  • You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
  • Some of UCC’s services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies.  However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
  • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
  • We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
  • You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software.  All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.

To Apply for this course please follow the steps below:

When you log into the Application Portal:

Click Apply Online

Select Start a new Adult & Continuing Education Application 

On the 2nd tab Academic Level 
 
Select the following options:
 
Academic Level: Adult Continuing Education (ACE at UCC)
Course Type:  ACE Part-time Courses
Academic Programme: The course title you are applying for.
 

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Application Statement
  • Birth Cert or Passport
  • Passport Photograph 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Language Test Report [if applicable]
  • Transcripts [if applicable]
  • 50% of the fees are required to complete your application. 



 

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Year 1 Modules

  • AP6811: Foundations of Mindfulness (10 credits)
    Attitudes of mindfulness, attention and noticing, setting intentions, formal and informal mindfulness meditation, history and development of mindfulness; philosophy of Buddhims; introduction to Teaching Assessment Criteria (TAC) when practicing meditation.
  • AP6813: Teaching Mindfulness in Schools (20 credits)
    Learning theories. Central themes in teaching mindfulness in school settings. The role of mindfulness in education. The mindfulness school. Integrating mindfulness into the classroom.
  • AP6814: Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace (20 credits)
    Learning theories. Identifying central themes in teaching mindfulness. Teaching mindfulness in workplace settings to address every day stress and build resilience and self regulation. Mindfulness in leadership.

Year 2 Modules

Year 3 Modules

Year 4 Modules

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