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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Years Education

BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_HECCE_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:5
programmeReviewDate:February 2021

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) • An extensive knowledge of the business environment in which early education is developed and delivered; • A knowledge and understanding of the management of human, physical, financial and other resources required for the delivery of programmes in ECEC; • A knowledge and understanding of theories and associated research methods and ethical considerations for the development of standards, practice and children’s’ rights in ECEC; • A knowledge and understanding of a variety of pedagogical theories and models of practice relating to ECEC;
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) • Knowledge of current business practice, management theory and good practice in the design, development, management and evaluation of programmes for ECEC; • Detailed knowledge of practice in relation to management, advocacy, leadership and inclusion;
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) • Effective research skills to conduct research in the field of ECEC; • Planning, practice and management skills for the design and delivery of an ECEC curriculum;
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) • Exercise appropriate judgement in the planning, design and supervisory functions related to the various roles in an ECEC setting; • Capacity to use the research and reporting skills to undertake significant research activities which will contribute to the development of policy and practice in the ECEC sector; • Capacity to identify and undertake personal and sectoral development actions in the content of current theory and international best practice within a context of continuous development within a critically reflective process.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) • Apply business theory and good practice to the design and delivery of programmes in ECEC and to do so in the context of legal and ethical frameworks; • Select appropriate analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills within the research process in ECEC; • Organise and manage people and processes in the ever changing ECEC sector;
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) • Efficient, effective and ethically appropriate performance in the development, design, delivery and evaluation of an ECEC curriculum; • To conduct research activities and devise reports in the context of education design and policy in ECEC;
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) • Engage in Continuous Professional Development and use appropriate new learning opportunities to reframe and contextualise prior learning; • Identify and assess the training needs of the staff in his/her relevant work environment and foster a ‘learning organisation’ culture to develop a sense of empowerment, initiative and entrepreneurship
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) • Display self-confidence and an appropriate assertiveness when managing work related problems while demonstrating an appreciation of the ethical and legal issues involved in the sensitive management of work colleagues and/or service users

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
EDUC8017 EYE Early Years Education Rese
MGMT8027 Business, Law and HR
EDUC8043 Inclusion: Partnerships
EDUC8012 Multicultural Education
Module Code Module Title
EDUC6011 Curriculum & Assessment
CHLD7004 Early Childhood Intervention
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
EDUC8013 Research Dissertation
EDUC8044 Leadership in Practice
CHLD8001 Out of School Care
MGMT8025 Enterprise for ECEC
Module Code Module Title
EDUC8045 Children's Rights in ECEC
LANG6014 An Ghaeilge
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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