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DK876
Early Childhood Studies

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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 QQI, HEA 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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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307

2017 Points

307

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The programme will educate students in the specific areas of education, health, management and research in children aged 0-6 years. 

The programme has 4 distinct themes:

  • Coming to know the world through play;
  • Children’s Health – minds and bodies;
  • Personal and Professional Development;
  • Research and Fieldwork.

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DK876 - Early Childhood Studies
Dundalk IT

From Qualifax...
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DK876 - Early Childhood Studies
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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Career Options: 

  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Childcare Manager
  • Siolta-Co-ordinator
  • Childcare Development Officer
  • Childminding Advisory Officer
  • County Childcare Co-ordinators



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Early Childhood Education and Care - Wexford Campus Institute of Technology Carlow 
Early Childhood Education and Care Institute of Technology Carlow 
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