These modules are offered as a guideline only as they will be significantly revised to reflect the entire social care spectrum once the new course name is formally approved by QQI.


The teaching approach we have adopted on the MATCC is seminar and small group based. In this milieu the community of students and staff together can work at both a cognitive level, exploring theories and methods that inform excellent therapeutic practice, and at an experiential level, examining and learning from what happens between them in the here and now.

Year 1

  • Advanced Child Care Practice I
  • Philosophical and Ethical Issues
  • Professional Workshop
  • Experiential Group
Module Descriptor

Year 2

  • Research/Dissertation
  • Advanced Child Care Practice II
  • Management Issues in Therapeutic Child Care
  • Experiential Group
Module Descriptor
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