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Early Childhood Education - BA (Hons)

Summary
  • School of Education
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 3 years
  • Fees
  • Full Time: €3,290 per year
    International Students: €9,250 International
Overview

This three year full-time course is an exciting venture as the field of early years expands. In a society in which the education of young children is recognised as being the foundation of their future learning, career opportunities demand well-qualified practitioners who have a sound understanding of the learning needs of young children.

Set in the heart of an enriched multi-cultural city, students will have the opportunity to study a course where diversity is celebrated.

An Honours degree in Early Childhood Education Studies provides aspiring early years workers with access to a range of careers working with young children and lays the foundation for progression towards the Early Years professional qualification.

Key Facts

This course is appropriate for those wanting to pursue a career working with young children. It focuses on early years issues and examines in detail how theory, relating to child development, influences everyday practice.

Students on this creative course will be supported throughout so that they can achieve their aim to become a reflective practitioner. An integral part of the course is placement and there is a strong link made between theory and practice through directed tasks.

Assessment is varied and there is the opportunity for students to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding through a range of tasks.

Alongside the early childhood studies element, students are asked to focus on their own personal development as a learner as they progress through higher education towards employment. In this strand, there is a focus on developing employability skills including those of communication, leadership, teamwork, presentation and reflection alongside personal academic progression.

In the final year, students are supported in making decisions about career opportunities in the early years field and the final module offers a palette of options which facilitate transition into employment.

 
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