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DT572
Early Childhood Education

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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420

2014 Points

420

Change from 2013: 

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Points History:

2013 - 420
2012 - 435
2011 - 410
2010 - 415
2009 - 410
2008 - 385
2007 - 375
2006 - 370
2005 - 375
2004 - 360
2003 - 365
2002 - 370
2001 - 360
2000 - 355

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The whole child is the focus of study on this course; studied in the context of family, community and society. Special attention given to the key role of play in childrens development. Theory and practice are combined throughout with supervised placement an important part of the course.


 
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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014

 
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions


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Graduates of the Early Childhood Education degree work as practitioners and as managers in an early years setting such as crèches, day nurseries, pre-schools, after-school services, special education services, early start classrooms and family centres.

Graduates also work in the area of project development and in management positions in the Health Service Executive, country childcare committees and in public and voluntary organisations.



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