Launch of a new qualification programme at University of Limerick to train Intermediaries

IfJ news

IfJ was delighted to be asked to be involved with Ireland’s newly developed programme at Limerick University. Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has announced the launch of a new qualification programme at University of Limerick to train Intermediaries. 

The  Professional Diploma in Intermediary Studies, will be a part-time course running over one year. Allowing graduates to be eligible to be placed on a panel to work within the Irish justice system. The diploma is an interfaculty postgraduate training programme which will qualify CORU-registered health and social care practitioners to work as registered intermediaries in the Irish justice system. Following best international guidelines, the programme has been designed to include four modules and a combination of online and face-to-face tutorials, delivered across the School of Law and the School of Allied Health at UL.

IfJ was pleased to be asked by Dr Aoife Gallagher, course director, to be  part of the interview panel when selecting lecturers for the programme. Catherine O'Neill will work closely with the programme team regarding the role of the Intermediary and also Trauma Informed Practice.

Places for academic year 2022/2023 are fully funded by the Department of Justice. Entry requirements include a minimum of a second-class honours primary degree (2.2) and three full years practice experience as a CORU-registered Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker in Ireland. 

The application process is now open. For further details on how to apply see here