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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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MI007
Early Childhood Care and 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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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 B.A. degree programme is a full-time four-year degree course designed for those interested in working with young children in a range of educational settings. This degree focuses on the holistic care and education of young children in a diversity of settings.

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These studies demand a deep knowledge of both theory and practice. There are work placements dispersed throughout the four years.


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MI007 - Early Childhood Care and Education
Mary Immaculate College

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MI007 - Early Childhood Care and Education
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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
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include: 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
D20159 - Caring for Children (0-6 years)
or 5N1765 - Child Health and Well Being

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates may pursue leadership roles in both the private and public sector where high quality childcare provision is required.
It is envisaged that graduates of this degree programme will be specialists in Early Childhood Care and Education. Graduates may find employment as managers, directors, co-ordinators or facilitators in a wide range of early years settings.



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