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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education Care and Education

Status: Closed




2 Years


Applied Social Sciences

Start Date


Course Type

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 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?


  • 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


The delivery will be a blended learning format, which will include weekly online lecture/tutorials. Content will be uploaded weekly with some modules requiring engagement through online platforms. The format will also include classroom based workshops and will be shared between LIT Moylish and  LIT Thurles campus. 


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

Application Deadline

11th September 2020

For queries relating to course content

Contact: Aoife Prendergast


Course Fees

The fee for this programme is €2,400 per year



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