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Education and Training

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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 - 4 Years
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This course is designed for students who have prior knowledge and experience of working with adults who are continuing their education, as trainers in the private sector, or with people who may have learning disabilities.

The course will give you a greater understanding of all aspects of education and training both in the formal and informal sectors. Students will learn about the key theories underpinning education. community development and organisational learning.

The course will focus on both the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deliver quality education and training. The programme covers curriculum development, teaching and learning methodologies and the use of information technology in education and training.

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At the end of year Two of the B.Sc. in Education and Training, students may choose to either progress directly into their final year or to register for an optional extra year after which they will complete their final year.

Students who complete the course in three years will graduate with the B.Sc. in Education and Training, while students who register for the optional Year Three will complete the course in four years and graduate with an award of B.Sc. in Education and Training (Further, Adult and Continuing Education). Graduates of the four-year course will be recognised by the Teaching Council as qualified Teachers of further education. See page 114-115 of the DCU prospectus for further information.

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DC235 - Education and Training
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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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DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
DCHSX/5M4468 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
G20001 or 5N0690
W20008 or 5N1356
D20001 or 5N0749
D20003 or 5N2705
D20005 or 5N1764
D20007 or 5N1773
D20012 or 5N4325
D20032 or 5N1279
D20165 or 5N1794

DCHCC/5M2786 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
D20003 or 5N2705
D20032 or 5N1279
D20165 or 5N1794
G20001 or 5N0690
W20008 or 5N1356

DCHSC/5M2009 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
D20159 or 5N1765
D20005 or 5N1764
D20007 or 5N1773
D20153 or 5N1770
G20001 or 5N0690
W20008 or 5N1356

ECHSX/5M2154 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
E20115 or 5N0762
E20114 or 5N1274
E20113 or 5N1296
G20001 or 5N0690
W20008 or 5N1356

EYXXX/5M4732 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
E20140 or 5N1384
E20141 or 5N1366
E20142 or 5N2002
G20001 or 5N0690
W20008 or 5N1356

EASSX/5M2181 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:
G20001 or 5N0690
G20031 or 5N1370
L22541 or 5N0754
E20169 or 5N0765
W20008 or 5N1356

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Students are offered an optional Year Three programme which combines a Teaching Placement, a focus on Professional Development and Reflective Practice

Graduates enter careers in  Education Training, Pre-School, Community and Adult Education in the Public and Private Sectors.

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