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Early Childhood Education & Care (BA (Hons), L8, 60 ECTS)

Status: Open for Applications


Level

08

Duration

2 Years

Department

Sport & Early Childhood Studies


Start Date

17/09/2022

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Blended

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 are the entry requirements?

A Level 7 Ordinary degree in a cognate discipline or equivalent qualification

 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Content

  • 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.

More Information

Delivery

The programme will run over two academic years. The proposed commencement date for this Level 8 programme is 17th September 2022 with a half day induction on campus in either Thurles or Moylish. 

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.

Assessment

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.

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 8, 60 ECTS)

Application Deadline

12th June 2022

For queries relating to course content

Contact: Aoife Prendergast

Email: aoife.prendergast@tus.ie

Course Fees

The fee for this programme is €2,400 per annum.

This programme has secured Skillnet funding through County Tipperary Skillnet

For part funding requests please contact:

Eva Hartigan, Network Manager, County Tipperary Skillnet

manager@countytipperaryskillnet.com

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Online Information Session Early Childhood Education & Care (TUS) 2022-2023 - 7pm, Tuesday 24th May - Recording to follow

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;  

• Welcome  

• Programmes Structure & Modules  

• Delivery & Assessment  

• Fees & Skillnet Funding

• Application and Registration Process

• Q&A

Please note this session was recorded and will be made available shortly on this programme webpage to those who could not make it.