Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning - Part-time

Maynooth University


Course Name Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning - Part-time
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH801
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BA
Duration Duration: 3 years (part-time)
Placement Option: Placement is required. As this is a part-time course, the fee per year is approximately €2,800
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: No
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish & English
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+MH801 Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning (part-time)
Level 5 or 6 places: 10
2019 QQI Points 341

If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This section outlines th...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Number of Places 2019: 40
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Financial Support For information on grants go to: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/student-fees-grants/grants
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+Part-time, level 8 honours degree, which is delivered over evenings, some Saturdays and two one-week blocks, offered in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland.

The programme was originally designed to provide flexible learning opportunities for...

Subjects Taught

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This part-time degree will prepare you to spearhead and lead learning and development in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).

Modules include exploring curricula and pedagogy, play, learning and development, reflective pr...


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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
Graduates emerge as early years teaching professionals. Career progression within this sector, for those with a level 8 Early Childhood degree, is expanding rapidly beyond early childhood care and education settings to inc...

Further Enquiries Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, School of Education
+ 353 1 474 7448 / 474 7401
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 347
2018 356
2017 356