Early Childhood Studies Care & Education - Waterford Campus

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Early Childhood Studies Care & Education - Waterford Campus
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE92J
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment NEXT INTAKE September 2023
PAC Application Information APPLICATION STATUS Opens June 2023

How to apply

All Applicants will be required to attend interview for the programme. Successful applicants will then be required to login/register on the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC system) online by going to www.pac.ie PAC applications require a non-refundable application fee of €50 payable directly to PAC. For further details please contact at tlace.wd@setu.ie
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Duration 1 year blended mode.

The course is delivered in blended mode. Classes are from 6-10 on Tuesday and Thursday online. Online lectures are live and are not recorded. Students are required to attend onsite for both days in Week 1, 6 and 10.

Campus: Cork Road
Course Fee The fee is €3,000. A contribution towards the fee may be available to eligible candidates through funding secured by Waterford Chamber Skillnet working in partnership with
Waterford Childcare Committee.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+The programme is designed for:
Applicants with an existing level 7 major award in Early Childhood Studies, or equivalent, and with at least two years of relevant work experience who wish to progress to progress to level 8;

Applicants with an exis...

Course Summary This part-time, evening, postgraduate course is designed to facilitate existing graduates from relevant areas who wish to upskill or convert to early childhood care and education to gain the professional qualification required in Ireland’s contemporary, professionalised, early years sector. The programme is targeted at applicants who are already working in supervised practice.
Course Content

Expand+The overall aim of the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education is to develop critically reflective, skilled and ethically aware professional Early Childhood Educators. The course will afford graduates from relevant disciplines a...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education Course Structure
The course has three main elements:

Placement, where knowledge and skills acquired in the course are put into practice in a controlled work environment, under the supervision of experie...

Assessment Method All assessments are continuous assessment. They include essays, presentations, observations of play and reflective learning diaries.
Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression

There are a wide range of pathways available to graduates.

Progression routes for part-time students are similar to those followed by full-time students, although many of the part-time learners are already employed throughout vari...

Further Enquiries Course Leader(s)
E: TLACE@wit.ie
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