Early Childhood Care & Education

Institute of Technology Tralee

 

Course Name Early Childhood Care & Education
Course Provider Institute of Technology Tralee
Course Code TL880
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Tralee Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tralee
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8)
Applicants must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent examinations obtaining two H5 and four O6/ H7 grades. Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of O6/H7 in English or Gaeilge and mathematics.
...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Revised scoring for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Holders of an LCA certificate, who have a minimum of one year of relevant work experience, post qualification, may apply through CAO for the following programmes:

• TL620 Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts;
• TL621 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies.

Candidates will also be required to pass an interview with the Institute.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+CAO Points Scoring for QQI-FET Awards
The points awarded for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) awards are calculated as follows: the maximum possible total score of 360 (120 credits x 3 for a distinction is multiplied by 13 and divided by 12, to give a maxim...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+The Institute welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st of January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. The Institute reserves a minimum of 5% of all places for mature...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Traveller Access Programme
The Star Pupil Traveller Access to Education and Work Experience Programme is an access initiative for pupils from the Traveller community attending eligible secondary schools in Kerry. IT, Tralee reserves a number of pla...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 40
Course Fee

Expand+Student Contribution Charge
A student contribution charge to cover non-tuition student services (e.g. examination entry fees, student services, registration, etc.) is payable by each student. In the current academic year the fee is 3,000. This char...

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Financial Support

Expand+Student Grants
Students attending full-time third level courses can apply for grant funding from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) at www.studentfinance.ie. Eligibility for grants is dealt with solely by the applicant (student) and SUSI. Gra...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+The past two decades have seen a rapid expansion in early childhood services in Ireland, and an increasing awareness of the educational and training needs of early childhood practitioners.

These are applied programmes, where the emphasis is on ac...

Subjects Taught

Expand+YEAR 1
Semester 1
Creativity (Dance, Drama)
Early Learning and Play
Introduction to Communication Skills in ECCE
Introduction to Sociology
Research in Social Sciences
Introduction to Psychology

Semester 2
Child Health & Health Promotion 2
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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+WHAT ARE MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES?
There are increasing demands for qualified graduates in early childhood education in both the private and public sectors. Our graduates take up roles such as centre leader/manager and curriculum developer. They wor...

Further Enquiries Ms. Aisling Sharkey
Head of Department of Social Sciences
T: +353 (0)66 719 1662
E: aisling.sharkey@staff.ittralee.ie

or

Mr. Gerard O’Carroll, Lecturer
T: +353 (0)66 7191904
E: gerard.ocarroll@staff.ittralee.ie
www.ittralee.ie/TL880
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 307
2018 306
2017 307