Applied Early Childhood Studies

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Applied Early Childhood Studies
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Cork College of Commerce, Cork ETB
Course Code DK NAECS 7
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online, Weekend
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date
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Advanced Entry to Year 2 only
Application Date

Expand+How to Apply?
Applicants should complete a Lifelong Learning Application Form (available from and submit an up-to-date CV and copies of transcripts of results to:

BA in Applied Early Childhood Studies part-time course, Lifel...

Duration Learners will be expected to attend DkIT two evenings a week (6.00pm-9.30pm) and one Saturday in three (full day).

As the course progresses the attendance will be reduced to one day a week with the remainder of the course delivered using a blended or distance learning approach.

In stage 2, semester 2 of the course, students will be required to undertake a full time 5-day work placement in a Special Needs setting. The placement site for this mandatory practice is organised by DkIT.
Course Fee €2,500.00 per annum
The fee is payable in 2 instalments as follows:
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Entry Requirements

Expand+For Advanced Entry to Stage 2, candidates must have:

QQI (FETAC) Level 5 AND Level 6

QQI (FETAC) Level 6 only (if awarded since 2015)

in early childhood studies or equivalent and have two years’ work experience in a Tusla registered ear...

Interview Potential students will be interviewed.

Expand+Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology NQAI Level 7 Award (180 credits)

Who Should Apply?
Early Childhood generally refers to the care and the education of children aged 0-6 years. The programme is suitable for:

• Early year’s educator...

Course Content

Expand+Course Description
The focus of the course is the study of play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old in a socio-cultural context and the implications of this for practice in early childhood settings.

The Early Childho...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Advanced Entry to Year 2 Only

Year 2 - Semester 1
• Exploration of Emergent Numeracy and Literacy
• Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Studies 1
• Developmental Psychology
• Professional Practice 2

Year 2 - Semester 2
• Special Edu...

Number of Credits 180
Further Enquiries CONTACT
Mary McSkeane
Programme Director, School of Health & Science
t 042 9370200 Ext 2798

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science
t 042 9370200 Ext 2736
Location Programme Will Be Delivered In Dundalk It/ Cavan Institute / Monaghan Institute (subject To Demand)
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