Early Childhood Education & Care - Wexford Campus

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus

 

Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care - Wexford Campus
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Alternative Provider(s) Institute of Technology Carlow - Wexford Campus
Course Code CW028
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Wexford Town
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7

Garda Vetting required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
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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
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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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Number of Places 30
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2021/22 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
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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 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

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Course Content

Expand+What is Early Childhood Education and Care?
Early childhood education and care, or early learning and care, is a very rewarding profession that supports the development of young children from infancy and throughout the childhood years. Direct pract...

Subjects Taught

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YEAR 1
Mandatory Subjects
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology and Social Policy
Early Childhood Education
Communication and Study Skills
Caring for the Developing Child
Professional Development for...

Comment SPECIAL FEATURES
• Placement in a variety of early years services.
• Modules related to the philosophy of early years learning, outdoor learning, working with families, and leading quality services.
• Emphasis on the emergent curriculum and creative and play-based learning for children.
• Flipped classroom learning experiences.
• Research-rich teaching environment.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
• Direct practice work in early years services

• Room leader or management positions in early years services

• Positions in county childcare committees, representative organisations, and early years governance bodies.

Further Studies
Graduates will be eligible to progress to postgraduate study at either masters or doctoral level. For example, graduates can progress to the Masters in Leadership in Early Years Education at IT Carlow.
Further Enquiries Programme Director
Lillian Byrne, BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies (Social Care), MA
E: lillian.byrne@itcarlow.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2021 260
2020 252
2019 252