Applied Early Childhood Studies

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Applied Early Childhood Studies
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Cork Campuses, MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code 85047 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Starting Date Monday 27th September

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Expand+2 years.

Course Delivery
Two evenings a week (6.00pm- 9.30pm) and one full Saturday in three. Learners will be expected to attend DkIT OR Cork College of Commerce. In Stage 2, Semester 2 of the course, participants will be required to undertak...

Course Fee Fees €2,500 per annum
Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements
For Advanced Entry to Stage 2, candidates must have: QQI Level 5 AND Level 6


QQI (FETAC) Level 6 only (if awarded since 2015) in Early Childhood Studies or equivalent and have two years’ work experience in a ...

Financial Support

Expand+Tax Relief / Other Funders
Tax relief at the standard rate of tax (20%) is available for certain tuition fees on courses which lead to third-level awards.

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Interview Potential students will be interviewed.
Course Content

Expand+Course Description
The BA in Applied Early Childhood Education [Year 2-entry only] is a twoyear part-time course, designed for people who are interested in pursuing opportunities in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. The aim of the course ...

Subjects Taught Exploration of Emergent Numeracy and Literacy
Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Studies
Developmental Psychology
Applied Professional Practice 2 and Applied Professional Practice 3
Special Education Needs
Social Policy
Evidence Based Practice
Regulation and Law
Early Childhood Physical Activity
Consultation and Evaluation in Early Childhood
Interactions Hanen certificate
Supervisory management
Teaching Self-Regulation.
Number of Credits 180
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Graduates of this degree may follow a variety of career paths in the education, health and social-care fields. There is an identified skills shortage for well-trained graduates who can quickly move up to more senior roles in Ch...

Further Enquiries Mary McSkeane,
School of Health & Science

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor,
School of Health & Science
T: +353(0)429370200 Ext 2736
E: geraldine.

For Cork Enquiries
Ann Corcoran,
Head of Adult Education,
Cork College of Commerce
T: +353(0)214222100
E: acorcoran@
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