Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Early Childhood Education

TU Dublin - Dublin City
TU Dublin - Dublin City
Course Code
DT572
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
366
Points Change
-14

Course Summary

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.

The following modules are studied;

Psychology & Child Development; including The Early Years, Introduction to Early Education, Professional Practice Issues and Child Health.

The Early Years; including Art in Early Education - Drama in Education, Supervised Practice Placement, Social Theory and Research Methods

Child Development; including The Early Years, Psychological Adjustment during the Early Years, Early Education Intermediate, ICT in the Early Years and Professional Practice Issues

Options: Art in Early Education or Drama in Education, Supervised Practice Placement
Social Theory & Legal Issues, Research Methods

Assessing & Planning for Early Learning including; Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, Issues in Policy, Practice & Research, Working with Families, Child Protection in Early Years Services, Development of Business & Management Skills in Early Years Services

Options: Bilingualism or Outdoor Play, Supervised Practice Placement, Research Methods
and Dissertation

Course Details

College Link > DT572 - 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

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.

QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places:  4 places

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

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)

Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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

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.

Graduates of this Level 8 programme will be eligible to Progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, e.g. MA in Child, Family and Community Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching).

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.

College Profile

College News

Careers and Options in combating Climate Change at TU Dublin
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City
Research shows students can save up to €378 a month by choosing to live with a host family
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City
1916 Bursary Applications Open
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City
Access to Apprenticeship Programme Open for Applications
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City

College Events

August
19
9:30 AM
Maths Competency Test Tutorial
TU Dublin - Dublin City
August
20
9:20 AM
Maths Competency Test Tutorial
TU Dublin - Dublin City
August
21
9:30 AM
Maths Competency Test
TU Dublin - Dublin City
November
14
9:30 AM
Creative Arts Open Day and Portfolio Clinic
TU Dublin - Dublin City
January
23
10:00 AM
Portfolio Clinic
TU Dublin - Dublin City