BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care – Level 7

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4th September 2019 @ 7.00-10.00pm Wexford Campus (IT Carlow) € 1500.00 / € 1500.00 25 available

Information Evening: in Wexford Campus Thursday 25th April 2019 at 6.30pm

Applications: are open from the 11th April – 16th May

Interviews: for selected applicants, Tuesday 28th May

Offers of Places: Monday 10th June

Acceptance of Places: Before Friday 21st June

Deposits: €500 deposit must be paid before Friday 5th July

Dates: Beginning in early Sept, two nights per week, with approximately 6 Saturdays

Times: 7 .00 – 10.00pm

Location: Wexford Campus


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 equirements. 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  Super visor y Childcare and a minimum of  3  years  full-time practice experience  are eligible  to apply.The overall aim of the programme is to provide an academic and professional qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The programme will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and competencies required to provide care and education for young children (0-6 years), in a range of early years settings.

The Aim

The general aim is to develop early childhood professionals who have a specific expertise and a specialised knowledge base, competent to deliver and manage quality services to children and families. All successful applicants will be have to complete 500 hours of Supervised Professional Practice as part of this programme. The programme aims to educate students to the level of ‘Experienced Practitioner’ as defined by the Model Framework (2002).


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  FETAC 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

Please email  for applications and further details.