Early Childhood Education & Care - Blended

TUS - Limerick Campuses


Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care - Blended
Course Provider TUS - Limerick Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Tipperary Campuses, TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code 112361 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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 Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Weekend, Blended
Location (Districts) Thurles, Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE 17/09/2022
Application Date Application Deadline 12th June 2022
Duration 2 years

The programme will run over two academic years. The proposed commencement date for this Level 8 programme is 17th September 2022 with a half day induction on campus in either Thurles or Moylish.

The programme uses a blended learning approach a mix of online delivery and classroom based workshops. There will be approximately 4 Saturday workshops per semester alternating between Thurles and Limerick, dates for workshops will be confirmed prior to induction.
Course Fee The fee for this programme is €2,400 per annum.

This programme has secured Skillnet funding through Limerick Chamber of Commerce

For part funding requests please contact:

Michael MacCurtain, Skillnet Manager at mmaccurtain@limerickchamber.ie
Entry Requirements What are the entry requirements?
A Level 7 Ordinary degree in a cognate discipline or equivalent qualification
Course Content

Expand+The aim of this flexible, blended learning programme is to provide students with the opportunity to enhance and develop their overall professional early years practice. The programme encourages the development of one’s knowledge to lead and manage ...

Subjects Taught What modules will I study?

Leadership and Change Management
Advancing Outdoor Learning in Early Years
Child Family and Community
The Early Years Professional
Management and Governance in ECEC
Transitions in the Early Years
Therapeutic Play For ECEC
Problem Based Action research
Assessment Method The assessment will include a variety of methods these include, written, assignments, portfolios, skills demonstration and possible an exam. A Problem Based Learning Action Research Project will also be part of the part of the programme.
Number of Credits Qualification
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 8, 60 ECTS)
Careers or Further Progression What are the career prospects?
Completing the BA Early Years Education and Care Level 8 offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employment opportunities within the early years education and care sector. Roles may evolve and continue to develop within statutory and voluntary organisations organisations. Students may also consider pursuing further research and postgraduate study opportunities .
Further Enquiries Flexible Learning Team

For queries relating to course content
Contact: Aoife Prendergast
Email: aoife.prendergast@tus.ie
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