An innovative partnership between IT Sligo and the Irish Prison Board (IPS) was recognised recently when ten staff from the college were presented with a National Award for Excellence in Teaching at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle.
The IT Sligo team was honoured by the National Academy for Integration, Research and Learning (NAIRTL) for their role in designing and teaching the Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (HCCC), a programme designed for prison officers working for the Irish Prison Service. Fifteen Higher Education staff representing six different higher education institutions were recognised at the awards, with five individual awards presented, as well one team award for IT Sligo. The IPS and IT Sligo commenced delivery of the HCCC in September 2007 and since then 740 prison staff have enrolled for the programme, which is delivered over a two year period.
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