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DT572
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 QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 Years
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The whole child is the focus of study on this course; studied in the context of family, community and society. Special attention given to the key role of play in childrens development. Theory and practice are combined throughout with supervised placement an important part of the course.

The following modules are studied;

Psychology & Child Development; including The Early Years, Introduction to Early Education, Professional Practice Issues and Child Health.

The Early Years; including Art in Early Education - Drama in Education, Supervised Practice Placement, Social Theory and Research Methods

Child Development; including The Early Years, Psychological Adjustment during the Early Years, Early Education Intermediate, ICT in the Early Years and Professional Practice Issues

Options: Art in Early Education or Drama in Education, Supervised Practice Placement
Social Theory & Legal Issues, Research Methods

Assessing & Planning for Early Learning including; Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, Issues in Policy, Practice & Research, Working with Families, Child Protection in Early Years Services, Development of Business & Management Skills in Early Years Services

Options: Bilingualism or Outdoor Play, Supervised Practice Placement, Research Methods
and Dissertation

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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014


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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
DCHSN. 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSC. 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHCC. 5M2786 Community Care


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

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Graduates of the Early Childhood Education degree work as practitioners and as managers in an early years setting such as crèches, day nurseries, pre-schools, after-school services, special education services, early start classrooms and family centres.

Graduates also work in the area of project development and in management positions in the Health Service Executive, country childcare committees and in public and voluntary organisations.

Graduates of this Level 8 programme will be eligible to Progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, e.g. MA in Child, Family and Community Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching).



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