Early Childhood Education & Care

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus

 

Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW748
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) Carlow 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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A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase fro...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
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QQI FET Applicants General Information

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The maximum possible points awarded through QQI-FET is 390. The scoring system only applies where all of the requirements for the major award are met i.e. where the named component awards specified have been achiev...

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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...

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Number of Places 30
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2020/21 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2021/22.

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

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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

Expand+Entry 2021

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

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is Early Childhood Education and Care?
Early childhood education and care involves supporting babies and young children to become competent and confident learners through loving relationships with others. Children require high-quality educatio...

Subjects Taught

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YEAR 1
Mandatory Subjects
Early Childhood Education
Caring for the Developing Child
Professional Development for Early Childhood Education and Care
Communications and Study Skills
Introduction to Psychology
Introdu...

Comment SPECIAL FEATURES
• Professional work placement is an integral part of the course, supported by preparation and on-going workshops.

• Continuous assessment to include practical activities.

• Engagement with the sector through guest lectures.

• Cultural and education visits.

• Preparation for the workplace and further study in the final year.
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 funded by ...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Mary Beare Aust, BEd (Hons), MA (ed), AdvMontDip, FHEA
E: mary.aust@itcarlow.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2020 270
2019 265
2018 275