Higher Education

An Cosán is currently offering the following third level part time modular programmes validated by IT Carlow under delegated authority from Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI (formally HETAC). These programmes are developed in the context of community adult education and lifelong learning and are intended for mature students. Entry requirements apply.


BA Degree in Leadership and Community Development QQI Level 7

This 3 year part time degree programme aims to develop an understanding and analysis of theories and practices of Leadership and Community Development. This programme will support the professional development of people who are employed in the field of community development, people who work in the community in a voluntary capacity and people with an interest in leadership and community development. The course will provide a wide range of skills to enable community development workers and volunteers, to become effective leaders and practitioners. Year 1 will commence in September 2017. Minimum entry requirements apply. For further information please contact Eithne Dunne, Higher Education Coordinator on 01 4628488 or email: e.dunne@ancosan.com .
Fee paying


BA Degree in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development QQI Level 7

This interdisciplinary 3 year part time degree programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development. The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of community drugs workers and those working and volunteering in the wider community addiction context. Year 1 will commence in September 2017. Minimum entry requirements apply. For further information please contact Eithne Dunne, Higher Education Coordinator on 01 4628488 or email:e.dunne@ancosan.com
Fee paying


BA Degree (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care QQI Level 8

This three year part time programme aims to develop early childhood professionals to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in the theory and practice in early childhood education and care and to become competent to deliver and manage quality service to children and families. Year 1 will commence in September 2018. Minimum entry requirements apply. For further information please contact Eithne Dunne, Higher Education Coordinator on 01 4628488 or email: e.dunne@ancosan.com
Fee paying



An Cosán also deliver a number of it’s higher education modules through our Virtual Community College