Bachelor of Arts Applied Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Technology Carlow
What is this course about?
The introduction of the higher capitation for Early Childhood services that operate the free pre-school year has resulted in an increased demand for qualified staff to meet the requirements. In order to obtain higher capitation from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs a service must be able to show that all the required Pre-school Leaders in the service hold a major award at Level 7 on the NFQ or equivalent in childhood / early education and have at least 3 years’ experience in the childcare sector.
Ongoing professional development must be at the heart of any organisation or sector, but especially in the Early Year’s sector. This level 7 award will incentivise the sector to continue to up skill and in doing so provide real change for the sector and for children. Candidates with a full Level 6 award in Supervisory Childcare and a minimum of 3 years full-time practice experience are eligible to apply.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
To be eligible for consideration for this BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care, applicants must hold a minimum full QQI Level 6 qualification in childcare and have at least 3 years full-time practice experience.
All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.