BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Care and Education
Programme Code: SG_HEARL_H08
About Early Childhood Care and Education
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) draws on expertise from a wide range of areas including the creative arts, psychology, law, health promotion and early childhood education. The programme has been designed in adherence with the Model Framework for Education Training and Professional Development in the early childhood care and education sector.
About this Programme
Students will graduate from this programme with a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues relevant to the study of children and children’s lives. The core areas of study include:
- Early childhood studies
- Child psychology
- Creative studies
- Art and drama
- Communication studies
- Computer applications
- Working with children with special needs
Students must also undertake two supervised work placements in a suitable childcare setting each for a period of 13 weeks (390 hours) during the course of the programme. Students currently working in a suitable childcare setting or with significant experience of working in a suitable childcare setting may seek an RPL process for the placement module in accordance with IT Sligo’s RPL policy. All students will be required to have Garda clearance for placements.
After you Graduate
This qualification will assist graduates in pursuing careers in the early childhood care and education sectors both private and public and in gaining access to postgraduate educational and research programmes.
Applicants under 23 years require Leaving Certificate
(5 Grade D’s) or equivalent.
Applicants over 23 are required to have a good standard of education with effective written and verbal communication skills. Applicants will be assessed on their suitability for the programme based on appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to train as a childcare professional.
Applicants who have prior qualifications in childcare may be considered for exemptions and should discuss their prior learning with the Open Learning Facilitator when making
Award: Level 8 [Note that students can exit after four years with a Level 7 award]
Duration: 4.5 years
Fees: Year 1: €2,400; year 2: €3,000; year 3: €3,000; year 4: € 2, 400 and final semester : € 1,200
Application Deadline: September 2013
Delivery: Classroom based. Friday and Saturday attendance in college from 9 am – 6pm over 12 weekends in the year.
Programme Co-ordinator: Orla Walsh
Tel: 071 9155352
School of Business and Social Sciences
Tel: 071 91 55222