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Early Childhood Care & Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

Course code: BN418 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body:                         Technological University Dublin  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an appropriate Ordinary Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education (NFQ Level 7) should apply to CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements.

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Applied Child Psychology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Child Protection : Policy & Practice in Early Childhood Services
  • Preparation for Dissertation

Electives :

  • Creative Inventions for the Personal , Social & Emotional Development of Children
  • Children's Rights: A National and International Perspective
  • Second Language Pedagogy
  • School Age Childcare

* Two electives must be selected from Semester 1

Semester 2
  • Supporting Positive Interactions with Children
  • Family Studies
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Disssertation

Electives :

  • Curriculum Design
  • Leadership, Management and Mentoring

* One elective must be selected from Semester 2

Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.


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What our students say...

Dearbhla Cummins  ITBDublin

"I chose this course as I always wanted to work with children. The course is very varied covering areas such as child development and legal studies, while also having fun with art and music and drama and movement. We also have a designated Early Childhood room on campus that is set up to resemeble an early years childcare setting. You get to do many fun things on this course one being going out on work placement in Year 2 and Year 3."
Dearbhla Cummins
Early Childhood Care & Education

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