Education - Early Childhood Education

St. Patrick's Campus DCU


Course Name Education - Early Childhood Education
Course Provider St. Patrick's Campus DCU
Alternative Provider(s) Dublin City University
Course Code DC001
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Qualification Letters BECE
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade O6/H7, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

The university does not award points for the subject of Mathematics at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Alternative or Foundation Level. This subject will be accepted for admission purposes into the University for this course.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Limited for Entry
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 15 January of the year of entry.

Leaving Certificate Subject Combinations Certain subjects will not be scored separately if they occur in combination with subjects that are sim...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Link Modules Grade Current Points Revised Points

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), developed by QQI.

Applicants who have a full NFQ Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be adm...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Applicants EU/EEA and Non-EU
DCU has an active mature student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates (those aged 23 years or above on 1 January in the year of entry). As a mature student, your wealth of knowledge an...

Alternative Entry

Expand+There are many different ways to enter DCU. While candidates are primarily assessed on the basis of their second level examinations, other assessments are in place for mature students, students from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds, students ...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 65
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Why DCU?
We have extensive experience in helping students become professionally qualified educators

Our course aims to develope graduates who are well-informed, articulate and who hold a personal stance on key issues in Early Childhood Education...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What Will I Study?

Year 1
Child Development 1 (Communication and Language)
Child Protection and Legal Frameworks
Creativity 1 & 2,
National Frameworks for ECE (Ireland)
Play and Learning 1
Wellbeing, Health and Nutrition 1 and 2
Issues in ...

Careers or Further Progression Future Careers
Early Childhood Educator
Early Years Specialist
Early Years Inspector

In These Areas
National Voluntary Organisations
Early years Inspectorate
City and County Childcare Committees
Statutory Bodies
Development Agencies
Further Enquiries Dr Geraldine French
T +353 (0) 1 884 2056
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 398
2018 388
2017 387