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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:
  • Holders of an Appropriate Ordinary Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education or similar.
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Fee : €2,300
Schedule: Monday 6-10pm, Wednesday 6-10pm & 1 Saturday per month.
Award title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an Appropriate Ordinary Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education or similar.

Course Aim

Its overall aim is to produce competent and skilled early childhood professionals through a programme which provides a structured interaction between theory and practice.

Course Content

Semester 1

Mandatory:

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

Electives* :

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

*Choose any two electives

Semester 2

Mandatory:

  • Supporting Positive Interactions with Children
  • Family Studies
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Dissertation

Electives** :

  • Leadership, Management and Mentoring
  • Curriculum Design

**Choose any one elective

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

 

How to Apply ?

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For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

 

What our students say...

"I had been working in early years for almost 6 years and had a lot of experience; my manager at the time recommended the course and the college to me. The classes are very interactive and the modules are relevant to anyone working in the sector. The college has great facilities and great staff. The lecturers are extremely knowledgable and are always on hand to give advice and support whenever needed.                                                           This course will bring you the knowledge and skills to work with children and their families. It has really benefitted my career and has made a huge difference to how I work. I have recently opened my own early years service and without this course I would have never had the confidence or knowledge to do so. I have been inspired to continue to further my education and to see the importance of continued professional development so I can continue to grow and learn throughout my career. I can see myself in education for the rest of my career thanks to the inspiring lecturers at ITB.                                                                      I would highly recommend this course and college to anyone who intends to work in the early years sector."                                           Rita Mitchell
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education                                                   

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