Early Childhood Education & Care - Blanchardstown

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown


Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care - Blanchardstown
Course Provider TU Dublin - Blanchardstown
Alternative Provider(s) TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
Course Code TU989
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tallaght, Blanchardstown
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum No of Subjects: 6
Higher: 2 H5s

Minimum Grade in:
Maths: F2/O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7

Students must undergo Garda Vetting

When applying for Early Childhood Care & Education, the applicant should choose ONE of the following locations (choice of location
guaranteed) Early Childhood Care & Education (Blanchardstown) (ECB) OR Early Childhood Care & Education (Tallaght) (ECT)
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements
To be eligible for consideration for a programme an applicant must possess the minimum entry requirements for that programme.

Selection for entry to TU Dublin programmes will be determined on the basis of examination sc...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP The University recognises the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) for admission purposes and results in the Link Modules element of the programme will be considered as follows:

Distinction 66 points
Merit 46 points
Pass 28 points

The Link Modules can be used as one of the six subjects for overall points calculation and may also be considered as a subject for the purposes of minimum entry requirements, dependent on the programme for which you are applying.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Cert Applied Programme will not meet minimum entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
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Mature Applicants https://www.tudublin.ie/cao/entry-routes/mature-students/
Alternative Entry


Applicants with a Trade/Craft Qualification
For many of the programmes which specify a pass in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination as the entry requirement, the...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 50
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Financial Support https://www.tudublin.ie/cao/fees-grants-scholarships/
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is... Early Childhood Care and Education?
If you’re interested in working with children and finding out how they develop and learn, are eager to study different cultures, languages and diversity in the world, and enthusiastic about making a ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Semester 1:
Child Development 1
Sociology of Childhood
Professional Development in the Early Years
Promoting Wellbeing in Early Years
Play Based Art and Music
Early Childhood Curriculum

Semester 2:
Drama, Movement and Play
Child De...

Comment Location: Blanchardstown or Tallaght

This course is approved by the Qualifications Advisory Board (instituted to review Level 7 and Level 8 degree courses for the Early Learning and Care Sector) as meeting the requirements of the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines standards.
Careers or Further Progression What are my career opportunities?
Early Childhood Care and Education Practitioner in:
• Pre-schools
• Crèches
• Montessori
• Primary Schools
• Community Centres
• Special Needs Service
• Early Intervention Projects
• Establish your own Business

On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.
Further Enquiries Contact
Marketing Department (Blanchardstown)
T: +353 1 220 8093
E: courses@tudublin.ie

School of Business & Humanities (Tallaght)
E: busandhumadmin.tallaght@tudublin.ie
T: +353 1 4042307
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 260
2021 270