Programme Code BAHECE
Programme Duration 4
Programme Level 8
EQF Level 6
EHEA Level First Cycle
Programme Credits 240
Semester Duration 1 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
Field of Study 0111 - Education Science
Supplementary Field of Study Education Science
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Demonstrate a professional understanding of the core theories, concepts and methods, which underpin Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
Communicate a comprehensive knowledge of diverse theories and scholarship across a range of related subject areas to Early Childhood Education and Care.
Demonstrate mastery in Early Childhood Education and Care practice research skills, including practice-based research design and ethics.
Evaluate theoretical and experiential work in order to formulate judgements and draw conclusions in various contexts of ECEC practice environments.
Apply relevant professional, ethical and regulatory standards in the designing of curricula, pedagogical and assessment practice in a range of ECEC environments.
Demonstrate an ability to manage, lead and work effectively in a team environment and take accountability for decisions in ECEC environments.
Exercise personal and professional responsibility and leadership in adapting knowledge and skills acquired to address complex ECEC environments.
Articulate the role that early childhood educators play in a range of ECEC environments and multidisciplinary contexts.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6AFS Academic Foundations and Scholarship
H6FECEC Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Care
H6HCLD Holistic Child Learning and Development
H6MMAD Music, Movement, Art and Drama

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6CHNW Child Health Nutrition and Wellbeing
H6ELR Essential Legislation and Regulation in ECEC

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6CPC Core Pedagogies and Curriculum in ECEC
H6DDBC Dispositions and Dynamics of Behaviour in children
H6MYLAP Managing your learning and academic practice
H6ORP_P Placement: Observation and Reflection in ECEC Practice

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6DPLLL Diversity and pluralism in Learning Language and Literacies
H6PC Play and Creativity in ECEC

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H7ELDW Early Learning in a digital world
H7ILDEC Inquiry Learning – Design and Evaluation of Curriculum in ECEC
H7ASLE_P Placement: Application of Strategies in Learning Environments in ECEC Practice
H7QAEE Quality Assurance in ECEC Environments

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H7LGEE Leadership and Governance in ECEC Environments
H7CFSS The Child Family and Society - Stakeholders in ECEC

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H8EIRM ECEC Inquiry and Research Methods
H8PPI Personal and Professional Identity
H8SPCC Social, Political and Cultural Contexts of ECEC
H8WMPC Working in Multi Professional Contexts

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H8CPBP Capstone ECEC Practice based Project