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Early Childhood Education & Care (L7, 60 ECTS)

Status: Opening soon


Level

07

Duration

2 Years

Department

Sport & Early Childhood Studies


Start Date

17/09/2022

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Blended

This two-year programme is aimed at staff currently working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification at degree level. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to fulfill a variety of leadership roles within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants may apply if they hold a QQI Level 6 (or equivalent) qualification which is recognised by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) as meeting the criteria for ‘ECCE Room Leader (Standard Capitation)’. Applicants must currently be working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and continue to do so for the duration of the course.

Details of courses meeting the criteria may be found at:

https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/ecce-scheme/20180917_DCYAEarlyYearsRecognisedQualsSept2018.pdf

Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis and priority will be given to those who meet the minimum entry requirements.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Content - Modules

  • Professional Practice Education Placement (1)

  • Learning through Drama and Storytelling

  • Transitions in Early Years

  • Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing

  • STEAM in ECE

  • School Age Provision

  • Creating Inclusive Environments

  • Professional Practice Placement (2)

  • Teaching and Learning through Play

  • Supporting Children with Additional Learning Needs

  • Positive Behaviour Strategies

  • The Reflective Educator

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful participants of this programme may go on to complete the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care.

More Information

Delivery

This programme will run over two academic years. The proposed commencement date for Year 1 is Saturday 17th September 2022 with a half day induction on campus in either Thurles or Moylish. The programme uses a blended learning approach with 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 strategy for this programme includes both formative and summative elements including: written assignments, projects, portfolios, skills demonstration and examination.

Professional practice placement is a core requirement and can be completed in the participant’s existing place of employment.

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 7, 60 ECTS)

Application Deadline

Sunday 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 €2,250 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.