Early Childhood - Top Up

Open University in Ireland


Course Name Early Childhood - Top Up
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code Q90
Course Type Open University
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration How long it takes
Part time – 2 years
Full time – 1 year
Time limit – 4 years

Study method: Distance learning.

How much time do I need?
Most of our students study part time, completing 60 credits a year.
This will usually mean studying for 16–18 hours a week.
Course Fee

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We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spre...

Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry requirements
You must have an accepted qualification in an accepted relevant subject.

You must be an experienced early years (0–7 years) practitioner.

If ineligible for this top-up route, you may apply to transfer credits from your pre...

Course Content

Expand+You can gain our Top-up BA (Hons) Early Childhood in one or two years. If you’re an experienced early years practitioner, this top-up route lets you count previous study in a relevant subject towards our Top-up BA (Hons) Early Childhood. You’ll n...

Subjects Taught This top-up degree has one stage, comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start at Stage 3, where you’ll study two modules – one that focuses on the development of a multidisciplinary professional workforce for children and one that will introduce you to a range of research methods and analytical techniques.

See 'Course Web Page' link below for more information on modules.
Learning Outcomes

Expand+Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

Knowledge and understanding.
Cognitive skills.
Practical and professional skills.
Key skills.

The level and depth of your learning grad...

Careers or Further Progression

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This degree is designed to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and effective workforce and to integrated coherent services for children. In addition to specialist knowledge and understanding of early child...

Number of Credits 120


Credits measure the student workload required for the successful completion of a module or qualification.

One credit represents about 10 hours of study over the duration of the course.

You are awarded credits after you have successfully completed a module.

For example, if you study a 60-credit module and successfully pass it, you will be awarded 60 credits.
Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

+353 1 678 5399
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