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Liam McCarthy Scholarship

Liam McCarthy PCI College Founder

PCI College is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Liam McCarthy Scholarship 2020.


The Scholarship is awarded as a tribute to Liam McCarthy, who together with Josephine Murphy, founded PCI College in 1991.  While Liam is no longer with us, the pioneering work of the College founders to promote high academic standards while making training accessible to all still continues in PCI College today.


This is a unique opportunity to receive substantial financial support for a course that could be the beginning of a new career for one lucky winner. The Scholarship will provide full fees for the successful candidate to complete our BSc (Honours) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, beginning in September 2020. The BSc (Honours) course is a four year, part-time honours degree, validated by Middlesex University and it meets the criteria of the IACP for professional accreditation. This scholarship is open to those who have not completed a primary undergraduate degree. By applying for this scholarship, you are giving yourself an opportunity to gain a professional qualification in counselling & psychotherapy through the principle of second chance education. Applicants need to have successfully completed the Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or similar - 60 Hours) or show evidence of personal development /substantial life experience.


The deadline for applications is Friday 24th April 2020 at 12.00 pm.

 

Applicants must complete an application form (download from the left of this page), together with a 1000 word essay entitled:

 

 

“Unprecedented economic and social changes over recent years have affected the way that we manage our lives and the difficult issues that we face”.

 

From your opinion, what are the potential benefits of counselling to the individual, the family and to society at large in effectively dealing with the challenges of modern times.”

 

 

Candidates must also submit a 500 word endorsement from a helping professional on why they believe the candidate should be awarded the Scholarship. A helping professional may be a G.P, Priest, Nurse, Guidance Counsellor, Liaison Officer. They cannot be a family member or affiliated with PCI College in any way.

 

Lastly, candidates must also submit a 500 word written statement on why they think they are deserving of the Liam McCarthy scholarship, as well as their plans for the qualification and their vision for the mental health field in Ireland.

 

If you have any questions about the Scholarship, please contact us at 01-464 2268 or email enquiries@pcicollege.ie 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

1. Applicants should possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person. 

2. Applicants need to have successfully completed one of the following:

 

>Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or similar) - 60 Hours

OR

>Show evidence of personal development /substantial life experience (for e.g., proof of volunteer work, community work, experience of counselling and/or portfolio of prior learning). 

3. Entry is by application form, which must include a 1,000 words composition by the applicant entitled: 

“Unprecedented economic and social changes over recent years has affected the way that we manage our lives and the difficult issues that we face”.

From your opinion, what are the potential benefits of counselling to the individual, the family and to society at large in effectively dealing with the challenges of modern times.” 

4. Applicants must also be nominated by someone within the helping professions (e.g. GP, priest, nurse, guidance counsellor, social worker, counsellor, liaison officer). The applicant’s nominator cannot be a family member or affiliated with PCI College in any way. As part of the application, the nominator is required to submit a 500 words endorsement, outlining why they think the candidate should be awarded the Scholarship. 

5. Applicants must also submit a 500 words written statement on why they think they are deserving of the Liam McCarthy scholarship, as well as their plans for the qualification and their vision for the mental health field in Ireland. 

 

 

 





 

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