Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care

Course Information

    • Awarding Body
    • Quality and Qualifications Ireland
    • Start Date
    • Monday 23rd September 2024
    • Duration
    • BA (Ord) level 7: 18 months & BA (Hons) level 8: 2 ½ years
    • Award
    • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care
    • Format
    • Online
    • Credit Value
    • 180

A message from the Programme Leader

About the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care course

Chevron College recognises that every childhood lasts a lifetime and acknowledges the significant role the Early Childhood Educator plays in shaping early childhood.  Chevron, therefore, aims to ensure that graduates of this programme will emerge as highly qualified professionals who equally value their role, and the role of early childhood education and care.

The diversity of this programme will ensure that Early Childhood Educators are equipped with the competence to navigate the ever-changing landscape of early childhood education and care in Ireland.  It aims to enable Early Years Educators to support the holistic care and development of all children within their practice, with an emphasis on supporting children’s rights, inclusion, diversity and collaborative practice.

Early Childhood Educators will emerge from the programme as highly employable, child-centred professionals and leaders, with the tools to positively impact the lives of young children.  Graduates can work as Early Years Educators, take on leadership and management roles within the sector, and undertake further academic study and research.

Students will be supported through this journey of personal and professional development by a team of highly qualified and experienced Early Childhood Education and Care lecturers and support staff.

COURSE STAGES

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 2 (120 Credits)

Stage 2 will provide students with a broader and more reflective understanding of the key areas and concepts pertaining to the role of the Early Childhood Educator.

Students will evaluate current early years practice from a global and national context and will examine strategies and practices to ensure a high-quality early years environment, with an emphasis on promoting children’s rights, creativity, inclusion, equality and collaborative practice.

Students will further develop their professional practice and emerge as ethical and transformative leaders.

Course Modules

Sociology and Social Policy

Creative Play in the Early Years Environment

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Practice 2

Literacy in the Early Years Environment

Advanced Early Childhood Learning and Development

Supporting Community and Parental Involvement

Stage 3 (120 Credits)

Stage 3 will provide students with a broader and more reflective understanding of the key areas and concepts pertaining to the role of the Early Childhood Educator.

Students will evaluate current early years practice from a global and national context and will examine strategies and practices to ensure a high-quality early years environment, with an emphasis on promoting children’s rights, creativity, inclusion, equality and collaborative practice.

Students will further develop their professional practice and emerge as ethical and transformative leaders.

Course Modules

Inspection, Regulation, Policies and Procedures

Curriculum and Pedagogy 2

Supervision, Mentoring & Leadership

Professional Practice 3

Inclusion and Children with Additional Needs

Children’s Rights and the Voice of the Child

Research Methods including a Research Proposal

Stage 4 (60 Credits)

Stage 4 will provide students with a more comprehensive and complex understanding of ECEC in Ireland.

Students will examine the role of management in ECEC and understand the theory and processes involved in the management of high quality ECEC and School Age Childcare services.

Students will analyse existing research and engage in new research pertaining to the area of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Modules

Quality in ECEC

Advanced Padegodical Practices

Leading Management in Early Years

Professional Practice 4

Dissertation

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BA (Ord) Early Childhood Education and Care Level 7

€5990

Chevron Instalment plan: 12 monthly instalments of €292 each month each year

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care Level 8

€8985

Chevron Instalment plan: 12 monthly instalments of €292 each month each year

*The above costs relate to learners who hold a QQI level 6 Childcare Major award*

How To Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed online or over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!