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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Early Childhood Education

Dublin City University - DCU
Dublin City University - DCU
Course Code
DC001
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
388
Points Change
+10

Course Summary

Early Childhood Education DC001
Early Childhood Education DC001

This course is for students who are interested in high quality early education and care for young children.

Students who want to work with infants, toddlers and young children in settings such as preschool, community playgroups, Naionraí and crèches wil gain the relevant qualification from this course. 

You will learn how best to care for and support the wellbeing and learning of children during their crucial early years.

We understand education. We undestand the positive impact that quality environments and engaged adults have on the development and learning of children in the first years of life. Our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) has been designed to produce graduates who also understand this and who are well-informed, articulate and passionate about the key issues in early childhood education and care. The course is interdisciplinary adn will provide you with a deep knowledge of principles, values, theory and practice and the ability to bring these elements together in ways that respond to the individual needs of children in the age range of birth to six years.

Course Details

College Link > DC001 - Early Childhood Education

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

Students spend approximately 1000 hours on professional placement, as well as taking the required education modules.

You will be prepared for work in a wide range of early education settings including careers in Early Childhood Education, in the areas of Preschool, Childcare, and Voluntary Organisations.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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