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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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DC001
Early Childhood Education

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This course is for students who are interested in high quality early education and care for young children.

Students who want to work with infants, toddlers and young children in settings such as preschool, community playgroups, Naionraí and crèches wil gain the relevant qualification from this course. 

You will learn how best to care for and support the wellbeing and learning of children during their crucial early years.


DCU Bachelor Of Early Childhood Education

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Do you want to work with infants, toddlers and young children in early education settings such as preschools, community playgroups, Naíonraí and crèches? Are you deeply interested in young children's well-being, development and learning? This course will help you learn how best to care for and support children during the crucial early years. You should be committed to your own personal and professional development and willing to challenge your assumptions about children and childhoods.

We understand education. We undestand the positive impact that quality environments and engaged adults have on the development and learning of children in the first years of life. Our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) has been designed to produce graduates who also understand this and who are well-informed, articulate and passionate about the key issues in early childhood education and care. The course is interdisciplinary adn will provide you with a deep knowledge of principles, values, theory and practice and the ability to bring these elements together in ways that respond to the individual needs of children in the age range of birth to six years.


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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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

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DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:


D20159 - Caring for Children (0-6 years)
or 5N1765 - Child Health and Well Being

D20005 - Child Development
or 5N1764 - Child Development

D20007 - Early Childhood Education
or 5N1773 - Early Childhood Education and Play

D20153 - Working in Childcare
or 5N1770 - Early Care and Education Practice

5N1356 - Work Experience
or W20008 - Work Experience

5N0690 - Communications
or G20001 - Communications

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Students spend approximately 1000 hours on professional placement, as well as taking the required education modules.

You will be prepared for work in a wide range of early education settings including careers in Early Childhood Education, in the areas of Preschool, Childcare, and Voluntary Organisations.



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