Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care

  • Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Full details available on the Admissions-postgraduate pages
  • 1 Year Part-time (2 nights per week 7-10pm with some Saturdays throughout the year)
  • Carlow
  • Not applicable
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Overview

This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a one-year Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This programme is being offered as a direct response to the introduction of the free school year in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECCE scheme) by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This programme is designed for graduates of Social Care who are working in the Early Childcare sector and who do not hold the necessary qualification for the ECCE scheme.

All successful applicants will have to complete 500 hours of Supervised Professional Practice as part of this Higher Diploma.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

On completion of this programme, students will  be equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in early childhood education and care to enable them to make a professional contribution to early childhood education & care, nationally and internationally.

Exam information

Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in week beginning early December 2017. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable be examined in May 2018.

What subjects will I study?

  • Pedagogy & Curriculum
  • Outdoor & After School Education & Care
  • Children’s Literature in Early Childhood
  • Literacy, Numeracy, Science & Technology in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Leading Contemporary & Quality Practice
  • Visual Arts in Early Childhood
  • Work based learning for ECEC

 

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for this Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care, the applicant must hold a minimum Level 7 qualification in social care or its equivalent, and be working in the early year’s sector. Garda vetting is required for this programme.

Offers are conditional and may be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

This qualification will allow the participant to apply for related Masters programmes and continue to develop his/her skills base and knowledge at Level 9.

On completion of this programme, students will  be equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in early childhood education and care to enable them to make a professional contribution to early childhood education & care, nationally and internationally.

 

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
CWL28 Higher Diploma of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care Carlow Part-time €2,500 Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
CWW09 Higher Diploma of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care Wicklow Part-time €2,500  
CWX08 Higher Diploma of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care Wexford Part-time €2,500  
           
           
           
           
           

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email: graduatestudies@itcarlow.ie.

Contact
Joseph Collins
BA, HDipEd, STB, STL, MEd
Head of Faculty, Lifelong Learning
P: 059 915280
E: LLL@itcarlow.ie