The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.

Programme Details

Code

PG24317

Title

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

Programme Purpose

This four year programme is for those wishing to become Early Years Educators. It is designed to provide recognised accreditation at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This is a blended learning programme where students will engage in a variety of face to face and online engagements. In addition, through Professional Practice Placement and the provision of a well-structured mentoring Professional Support Team (PST), across the four years of the programme, learners will engage in multiple opportunities to act and reflect on their emerging understanding of knowledge, practice and values and critically examine their commitment to quality in diverse situations. The programme aims to: Provide the early childhood sector with highly competent, research-engaged, critically reflexive, reflective, analytical and evaluative practitioners. Ensure graduates are confident and competent to address the challenges of a constantly evolving sector with high regulatory. Prepare graduate early childhood educators with knowledge, skills and competencies to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial talents. The programme satisfies the aims outlined in the Department of Education and Skills (2019) Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines for Initial Professional Education (level 7 and level 8) Degree Programmes for Early Learning and Care (ELC) Sector in Ireland and the Government of Ireland (2019) Update Workforce Development Plan for the ELC/SAC Sector. On successful completion of the programme graduates will obtain a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education.

Duration Description

4 years

NFQ Level(s)

8

EQF Level(s)

6

Programme Credits

240

Location

Dublin City

Delivery Modes

Centre/School/College Based
Full Time
Classroom / Face to face
Workplace
On-Line

PEL Applies

No

PEL Arrangements

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First Intake Date

01-09-2020

Last Intake Date

01-09-2024

Centres offering Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

Name

Address

Contact

Hibernia College

Block B, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 H2R3

016610168

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