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Level 8 in Early Childhood Education

Do you want to work in childcare?

Explore our innovative Level 8 QQI-accredited blended learning Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Early Childhood Education. We explore the ‘fingerprints’ of childhood and imagine the possibilities of what little hands and hearts can do. This course was designed with early childhood professionals and the children they educate in mind.

Early childhood education degree

The demand for qualified early childhood educators is on the rise in Ireland. Our blended learning online programme is flexible and can help you progress your career. Study for a Level 8 bachelor’s degree while working in the Early Learning and Care (ELC) sector.

You’re passionate about early childhood education, and you understand how important it is to provide a strong foundation for the holistic development of young children. Research shows that providing kindness and care to children from a young age encourages their learning abilities and well-being for a lifetime. Our Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education will help you reach your career goals, and develop your knowledge, values and work practice with children.

Flexible and supportive programme

The course is delivered through a blend of face-to-face workshops and online tutorials. You’ll be supported by a designated Placement Educator and a Peer Mentor. Work placements provide strong professional preparation, and training is highly practical, creative and interactive.

Bring new skills and knowledge back to your own workplace, based on the latest methods in early education, special education and inclusion and diversity in early intervention.

Is this bachelor of education for me?

This Early Childhood degree is for you if:

  • Have Leaving Certificate or equivalent in the following subjects:
    • Grade H5 or above in 2 subjects
    • Grade O6/H7 or above in 4 additional subjects including:
      • Grade O6/H7 in Maths
      • Grade O6/H7 in English
  • Applicants who will be 23 or over on 1 January on the year of entry meet the criteria for mature student entry and are not required to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age on 1 January on the year of entry.

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