in collaboration with Carlow IT ( One Year Part Time)

What is this programme about?

The introduction of the higher capitation for Early Childhood services that operate the free pre-school year has resulted in an increased demand for qualified staff to meet the requirements. In order to obtain higher capitation from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs a service must be able to show that all the required Pre-school Leaders in the service hold a major award at Level 7 on the NFQ or equivalent in childhood / early education and have at least 3 years’ experience in the childcare sector. Ongoing professional development must be at the heart of any organisation or sector, but especially in the Early Year’s sector. This level 7 award will incentivise the sector to continue to up skill and in doing so provide real change for the sector and for children. Candidates with a full Level 6 award in Supervisory Childcare and a minimum of 3 years full-time practice experience are eligible to apply.

 Entry requirements To be eligible for consideration for this BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care, applicants must hold a minimum full FETAC Level 6 qualification in childcare and have at least 3 years full-time practice experience. All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Subject Pedagogy & Curriculum, Philosophy in Early Childhood, Outdoor & after School Education & Care the Psychology of Children & Childhood, Children’s Literature in Early Childhood, Work based learning, Literacy, Numeracy, Science & Technology in Early Childhood Education & Care.

Frequency 2 nights per week 7.00 – 10.00pm, approximately 6 Saturdays

Fees Contact Portlaoise Institute

IT Carlow and Portlaoise Institute uses the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) vetting service to assess the suitability of all applicants. Therefore, offers on this programme are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements.

Contact:                                  Patricia Cullen on 057 8621480

or e-mail

AWARDED BY CARLOW IT and delivered within IT Carlow

Information Evening on Wednesday 26th April 2017 @6.30pm in Portlaoise Institute