Early Childhood Education & Care at Limerick Campus

TUS - Midwest - Limerick Campuses


Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care at Limerick Campus
Course Provider TUS - Midwest - Limerick Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code LC393
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons) Ab Initio
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or Higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics. For example, if an applicant receives a H6 grade an additional 25 points will b...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS:

Higher Certificate (...

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Mature Applicants

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The Access Service aims to promote and facilitate entry to, and participation in, the academic programmes and student life of the Institute for mature students. LIT welcomes mature students and will accept applications from pers...

Alternative Entry

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above (including EU and overseas qualifications) should apply in the usual way, giving full details of their qualifications/application category on their application


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Course Fee

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All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:
1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

The Student Contribution Fee for the 2021/2022 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charg...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Ab Initio
This course is currently undergoing programmatic review and subsequently module titles and content may change for 2022 entry.

What is this course about?
The course is designed to enable graduates to be prof...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1: Semester 1: Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness in Early Years, Academic Skills 3rd Level, Psychology of Child Development in the Early Years 1, Child Health and Care Needs, Exploring Curriculum Theory and Mod...

Comment LOCATION: Moylish Campus Limerick.

Professional/Industry Links Design and content of this course has been guided by the policy and regulatory frameworks for this sector such as Aistear, First Fives and the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines.

Other Information
• Work Placement
• Study Abroad
• Garda Vetting
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Mature Applicants
Careers or Further Progression What can I do after this course?
Graduates employment opportunities are as early childhood educators and managers of early years settings in both the private and community sectors. Graduates have also academically progressed through postgraduate studies in childcare and education, STEM in early years, equality studies, child and family legal studies, child and family community studies, applied behaviour analysis, and adult and community education
Further Enquiries Contact Details
Faculty of Business and
Tel: 061 293857
Email: businessandhumanites@lit.ie
Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC393
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 309
2020 236
2019 270