Early Childhood Education & Care - Kerry Campus

MTU - Kerry Campus

 

Course Name Early Childhood Education & Care - Kerry Campus
Course Provider MTU - Kerry Campus
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code MT971
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tralee
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years (8 Semesters).
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Entry 2023
Score the necessary CAO points and meet Leaving Certificate Minimum entry requirements

6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Maths Grade 06/H7/F2*
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

NOTE 1: *A grade of F2 or above in foundation level Maths fulfils the Maths entry requirements for this programme.

NOTE 2: Vetting by an Garda Síochána is a mandatory requirement for this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Common Bonus Points Scale for Higher Level Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points is awarded to applicants who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level (HL) Maths.

Formula:
• All students presenting H6 or above in HL Maths will have 25 points...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module
Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET Awards
MTU welcomes applications, via the CAO, from applicants who hold a QQI-FET award at level 5 or level 6. Your QQI-ET award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate for application purposes. Please note some MTU progr...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+The University welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student onto a full-time undergraduate progamme of study. Mature appli...

Alternative Entry Other School Leaving Examinations

Applicants who have taken school leaving examinations outside Ireland, who took Irish or UK examinations pre-1985 or who took LCAP, GNVQs, VCEs, or Irish matric examinations should apply to the CAO. The CAO will evaluate these applications and award points which are equivalent to those awarded to Irish Leaving Certificate applicants. Please refer to www.cao.ie for further information.
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 40
Course Fee

Expand+Student Contribution Charge
The Student Contribution Charge is an annual fee which is set by the Government each year for full-time third level students. The fee for 2022/2023 is expected to be €3,000.

Tuition Fees
Many EU undergraduate stude...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+Student Grant – SUSI
Students can apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant which, if approved, may cover up to 100% of the Student Contribution Charge. The application system opens in April each year so students should apply e...

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+Overview
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. This is an applied programme, where the emphasi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+First Year at a Glance:
• Introduction to Sociology in the Early Years: introduces the discipline of sociology and sociological perspectives in general and begins to explore how the development of a sociological approach can inform a wide ra...

Comment

Expand+Question Time
Is there a pathway to primary school teaching from this programme?
On successful completion of this level 8 course in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible to apply for the Professional Master of Education (PME) ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Further Studies
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply to:

• Master of Arts in Social Studies (Advanced Professional Practice) at MTU Kerry North Campus or to research at either master or PhD level.

• Professional Master ...

Further Enquiries Aisling Sharkey
T: +353 (0)66 719 1662
E: aisling.sharkey@mtu.ie

Gerard O’Carroll
T: +353 (0)66 719 1904
E: gerard.ocarroll@mtu.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2022 307
2021 309
2020 307