Early Childhood Education & Practice

SETU - Carlow Campus

 

Course Name Early Childhood Education & Practice
Course Provider SETU - Carlow Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code CW727
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BA (Ord)
Duration 3 years full-time

Work Placement: Yes
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7

Garda Vetting Required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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1 The best six results in one Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points computation.
2 One sitting only of the Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points purposes.
3 Common Bonus Points for ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

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QQI-FET (FETAC)
Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

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Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. Mature student applicant...

Alternative Entry

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Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants should tick the relevant box/ boxes for special categorie...

Number of Places 20
Course Fee

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* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

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All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

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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+What is Early Childhood Education and Practice?
Early childhood education and practice involves supporting babies and young children to become competent and confident learners through loving relationships with others. Children require high-qua...

Subjects Taught

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YEAR 1 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 1
Academic Writing and Enquiry in Higher
Education
Introduction to Sociology
Creative Arts Practice in Early Childhood
Introduction to Psychology
Early Childhood Education and Pr...

Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates will have the knowledge, competencies and skills to work directly with, or on behalf of, babies and young children in a range of early childhood settings, particularly in the ECCE ‘free’ pre-school year funde...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Mary Beare Aust
BEd (Hons), MA (Ed), AdvMontDip, FHEA
E: mary.aust@itcarlow.ie
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