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 112364 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 7 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
Sunday 12th June 2022
Duration 2 years

This programme will run over two academic years. The proposed commencement date for Year 1 is Saturday 17th September 2022 with a half day induction on campus in either Thurles or Moylish. The programme uses a blended learning approach with 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 €2,250 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

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Applicants may apply if they hold a QQI Level 6 (or equivalent) qualification which is recognised by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) as meeting the criteria for ‘ECCE Room Leader (Standard Capit...

Course Content This two-year programme is aimed at staff currently working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification at degree level. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to fulfill a variety of leadership roles within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.
Subjects Taught

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Application of the Fundamentals of Early Years Education Care Regulation & Quality Frameworks

Play as Pedagogy

Drama Literature & Storytelling

Early Years Outdoor Learning Experiences

Language & Nu...

Assessment Method Assessment
The assessment strategy for this programme includes both formative and summative elements including: written assignments, projects, portfolios, skills demonstration and examination.

Professional practice placement is a core requirement and can be completed in the participant’s existing place of employment.
Number of Credits Qualification
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 7, 60 ECTS)
Careers or Further Progression Are there opportunities for further study?
Successful participants of this programme may go on to complete the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care
Further Enquiries Flexible Learning Team

For Queries Relating to Course Content
Contact: Aoife Prendergast
Email: aoife.prendergast@tus.ie
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