Applied Early Childhood Studies

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Applied Early Childhood Studies
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Cork Institute of Technology
Course Code DK NAECS 7
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 September 2018

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Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Apply by 14th September 2018.
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Duration 2 years.
Learners will be expected to attend DkIT two evenings a week (6.00pm– 9.30pm) and one Saturday in three (full day). As the course progresses the attendance will be reduced. In stage 2, semester 2 of the course, students will be required to undertake a full time 5-day work placement in a Special Needs setting. The placement site for this mandatory practice is organised by DkIT.
Course Fee €2,500.00 per annum

The fee is payable in 2 instalments as follows:
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Entry Requirements

Expand+For Advanced Entry to Stage 2, candidates must have:
QQI (FETAC) Level 5 AND Level 6

QQI (FETAC) Level 6 only (if awarded since 2015) in early childhood studies or equivalent.

Applicants should have two years’ work experience in a Tu...

Interview Potential students will be interviewed.

Expand+Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology NQAI Level 7 Award (180 credits)

Who Should Apply?
Early Childhood generally refers to the care and the education of children aged 0-6 years. The programme is suitable for:

• Early year’s educator...

Course Content

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

Number of Credits 180
Further Enquiries CONTACT
Mary McSkeane
Programme Director, School of Health & Science
t 042 9370200 Ext 2798

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science
t 042 9370200 Ext 2736
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