Early Childhood Studies

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Early Childhood Studies
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK876
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
INCLUDING at least two H5 Grades
AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
OR English or Irish Grade O6 or H7

Please Note
Because of the work placement on this course, applicants must successfully pass Garda/Police vetting for all jurisdictions where the student was/is resident.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certif...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Applications from Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Students

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Applications from Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQI-FET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET level 5 and 6 awards are now made by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). For further details please visit: www.qqi.ie.

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120. A Compone...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+Who is a Mature Applicant?
Any applicant 23 years of age or over on 1st January in the year of entry to first year of a full-time course is considered to be a mature applicant. Dundalk Institute of Technology actively encourages applications on mat...

Alternative Entry https://www.dkit.ie/admissions/how-to-apply/cao-first-year-entry.html
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 25
Course Fee

Expand+Undergraduate Student
The Student Contribution fee is payable by all students who do not qualify for grants or scholarships. The Student Contribution Fee is €3,000.

DkIT Facilities
DkIT students are also obliged to pay the DkIT Facilities Cont...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support Students may apply to SUSI for a means-tested grant. Please consult the Student Finance website,
www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie, for the most up-to-date information.
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+Why study this course? This four-year Level 8 course provides students with a professional qualification in Early Childhood Studies. This course will nurture student’s personal, social and professional development with a view to developing a highly...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Modules
Year 1
Semester 1 (Mandatory)
• Theories and Perspectives on Play
• Child Development
• Learning to Learn in Early Childhood Studies
• Promoting Well-being

Semester 2 (Mandatory)
• Music and Movement for Babies ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What will it mean for my future?
This course is designed to meet the growing demand for early childhood specialists across the diversity of early childhood care and education services and addresses the needs of the public, community and private sec...

Further Enquiries Mary McSkeane (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2798
Email: mary.mcskeane@dkit.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 240
2021 300
2020 321