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Tuesday 30 May 2017


BA in Applied Early Childhood Studies (NFQ Level 7) (DK_NAECS_7 )

NEXT COURSE: SEPTEMBER 2017 (Subject to demand)
During 2017/18 Stage 2 only will be delivered in DkIT, with possible outreach provision to Cork College of Commerce (subject to demand).


Early Bird Offer Available

The programme is suitable for:

  • Early years practitioners/educators in Full Day-Care/Crèches/Sessional preschools, special education services and registered/notified child-minding settings
  • Managers of Full Day-Care/Crèches/Sessional preschools, school age services, special education services
  • Early childhood practitioners in the Health Services Executive
  • County Childcare Committee members and staff
  • Practitioners in the child and family support sector and generally refers to the care and the education of children aged 0-6 years.


The Early Childhood professional educator needs to understand many facets of the young child's development and how best to plan and implement programmes that address the child's needs in a holistic way. This applied programme in Early Childhood Studies is designed for people who have been working in the early childhood care and education sector for a number of years and who may already hold some qualifications in the early childhood area, but now wish to obtain academic qualifications to degree level. It is in response to national strategies on early childhood care and education which has identified the need to up skill the workforce in this sector. The programme will nurture students' personal, social and professional development with a view to producing a highly competent professional educator committed to providing high quality services to babies, young children and their families based on the contemporary principles of best practice as determined by Aistear and Siolta.

Course Fee: €2,500.00 per annum

BA (Hons) in Applied Early Childhood Studies (Add-On Level 8) (DK_NAECS_8)


Early Bird Offer Available

The aim of this programme is to further develop the skills and knowledge of QQI Level 7 Early Childhood graduates to enable them to respond effectively to future developments in the early childhood sector.

Course Fee: €2,500

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie