Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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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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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:
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

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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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