Certificate in Self-Caring Practice in Occupational Contexts

Microcredential / Postgraduate
8 Months
Validated by
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Develop your ability to recognise and understand work-related stress and burnout while identifying strategies and methods for adaptive coping.

This programme supports learners from all professional backgrounds to critically engage with self-awareness theories and to identify personal strengths and vulnerabilities which may impact on both their personal and professional lives. In doing so, learners develop the skills to apply appropriate self-care strategies and build their resilience.

Why study Self-Caring Practice in Occupational Contexts at Griffith College?

On programme completions, learners are able to:

  • Critically appraise a range of theories related to self awareness.
  • Critique factors which contribute to work stress and burnout.
  • Identify and reflect on areas for personal growth and development.
  • Explore self-concept, self-management, and self-learning and development.
  • Evaluate support processes for self-care related to work environments.
  • Critically discuss factors which contribute to adaptive coping.

Intake Dates

Course Details

This course consists of a single module, worth 10ECTS credits, taught over two semesters.

Course Module

The aim of this module is to instil in learners the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand the concept and practice of self-care in work-related contexts. In particular, the module introduces learners to the importance of self-awareness and the processes that support ‘self-knowing’ within personal as well as work-related environments. Learners who demonstrate in-work competencies in self care can play an effective leadership role in their teams.


Timetables TBC

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an honours (NFQ level 8) primary degree with a 2.2 award, or equivalent. To facilitate applicants from all professional backgrounds, entry to the programme is for non-cognate NFQ level 8 qualification holders. 

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College.


For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from the time of application.

Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin: EUR 1,850

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Flexible payment options

Students wishing to pay their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page for more information and assistance.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.