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Award Type and NFQ Level: UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)
Course code: ECTL
CAO/PAC code: MH003
Points: 381
QQI: Yes click here for details
Closing date: 01 July 2022
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Full time, Level 8, honours degree, catering for those aspiring to enter the Early Childhood Education and Care sector from Leaving Certificate, further education or mature student paths. Those currently working in the ECEC sector may be interested in the flexible BA in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (MH004).

Why choose this degree?

  • The programme is closely linked with Early Childhood Education and Care practice, and its staff are experienced in the development, delivery and advocacy of Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Work placements take place in Tusla-notified Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Placement is 420 hours across the academic year and varies according to the year the student is in e.g 1st years work with babies and toddlers. Students are encouraged to find their own placement but extensive support is provided by the Placement Coordinator to ensure all students are in a quality setting and if students can’t find a placement we will locate one for them.
  • It is a progressive Level 8 degree, supporting the development of outstanding early childhood educators.
  • This degree offers graduates the option of progressing their careers in Early Childhood Education and Care in varied professional roles.
  • This programme is approved by the Qualifications Advisory Board (instituted to review Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes for the Early Learning and Care Sector) as meeting the requirements of the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines standards.
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