Early Childhood Education & Care (BA (Hons), L8, 60 ECTS)
Sport & Early Childhood Studies
Flexible & Professional
The aim of this flexible, blended learning programme is to provide students with the opportunity to enhance and develop their overall professional early years practice. The programme encourages the development of one’s knowledge to lead and manage quality inclusive early years education and care practice. There is an emphasis on the enhancement of play both within the indoor and outdoor learning environments. A specific focus of the programmes includes fostering a comprehensive understanding of partnership working with children, families and communities. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own professional practice throughout the programme.
What modules will I study?
Leadership and Change Management
Advancing Outdoor Learning in Early Years
Child Family and Community
The Early Years Professional
Management and Governance in ECEC
Transitions in the Early Years
Therapeutic Play For ECEC
Problem Based Action research
What are the career prospects?
Completing the BA Early Years Education and Care Level 8 offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employment opportunities within the early years education and care sector. Roles may evolve and continue to develop within statutory and voluntary organisations organisations. Students may also consider pursuing further research and postgraduate study opportunities.
TBC for 23-24
The programme will run over two academic years.
The programme uses a blended learning approach a mix of online delivery and classroom based workshops. There will be approximately 4 Saturday workshops per semester alternating between Thurles and Limerick, dates for workshops will be confirmed prior to induction.
The assessment will include a variety of methods these include, written, assignments, portfolios, skills demonstration and possible an exam. A Problem Based Learning Action Research Project will also be part of the part of the programme.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 8, 60 ECTS)
TBC for 23-24
For queries relating to course content
Contact: Aoife Prendergast
TBC for 22-23
The full fee for this two year programme is €4,800 (€2,400 per annum). Fees will be collected on an annual basis. This programme has secured Skillnet funding through County Tipperary Skillnet. For eligible applicants to the Level 8 programme this funding will be at a rate of 30% of the original fee of €2,400 i.e. €720. The balance of fees i.e. €1,680 is payable by the student directly to Tipperary Skillnet.
For part funding requests to County Tipperary Skillnet please contact:
Eva Hartigan, Network Manager, County Tipperary Skillnet
Online Information Session Early Childhood Education & Care (TUS) 2022-2023
We held an online information session on both the Level 7 and Level 8 programmes on Tuesday 24th May at 7pm via MS Teams.
The running order of the session was as follows;
• Programmes Structure & Modules
• Delivery & Assessment
• Fees & Skillnet Funding
• Application and Registration Process
You may access the information session by clicking on Information Session - Early Childhood Education & Care L7 & L8 (TUS)-24052022 Meeting Recording.mp4
A copy of the presentation may also be accessed here TUS-Flex-Info-Session-BA-Early-Childhood-Education-2022.pdf