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MH801
Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning (part time)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The BA in Early Childhood Education – Teaching and Learning is a part-time, level 8 honours degree, which is delivered over evenings, weekends and one-week blocks. 

The child-centred and active approach to teaching integral to Froebel philosophy is central to the ethos of this course.

The programme covers a broad range of modules including curricula and pedagogy, reflective practice, supporting creativity and imagination and professional work placement practice. 

Assessment is continuous in nature and includes assignments, project work and professional placement.

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
DSACX    School Age Childcare

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Professional Placements over the three years are integral to this programme

Graduates emerge as teaching professionals who work in a variety of settings including childhood care and education, policy development and evaluation agencies within the Department of Education and Skills.

Graduates may also take up roles with local development agencies within the early childhood sector both nationally and internationally.



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