BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management for the Early Years Sector

Course Points
60
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
September 2020

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • QQI Level 8 Award
  • Blended course delivery (online & in-class) to allow greater flexibility to learners as they manage full-time employment and part-time study.
  • Programme is recognised on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs early years qualifications listing that meets the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland.

Course Summary

The aim of the programme is to provide learners with a specialised knowledge and understanding that enables them to respond effectively to ongoing and future developments in the Early Years Sector.

The aim of the programme is to provide learners with a specialised knowledge and understanding that enables them to respond effectively to ongoing and future developments in the Early Years Sector. 

Students will be empowered to become more knowledgeable, skilled and autonomous early childhood practitioners who can critically evaluate and reflect on current practice and who are committed to active and supportive team leadership. The programme aims to nurture students' personal, social and professional development with a view to producing a highly competent professional educator who strives towards achieving ethical, evidence-based practice within the Early Years sector

The course takes place over one academic year (two semesters). The course uses a blended learning approach, whereby learners engage in class contact and online delivery.

Class contact requires attendance at college two evenings a week from 6pm to 9.30pm and one Saturday in three (approx).

Dundalk students attend college on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cork Students attend college on Monday and Wednesdays

€2,500 per annum payable in four payments.

  • Payment 1 = Application Fee of €50 (non-refundable if you are made an offer of a place)
  • Payment 2 = Offer Acceptance Fee of €100 (non-refundable)
  • Payment 3 of €1,100 is payable by the end of October 2019.
  • Payment 4 of €1,250 is payable by the end of February 2020.

Level 7 BA in Early years or equivalent. The level 7 academic programme must have included research.

Graduates of other disciplines will be assessed for entry through the recognition of prior learning process on an individual case by case basis. Candidates may be interviewed.

Work experience while undertaking the BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management for the Early Years Sector:

Applicants should have access to a Tusla Registered Early Years’ service or work in another relevant organisation in the Early Years Sector throughout their Programme for a minimum of 15 hours per week.  This is to facilitate the integration of theory with practice (focus on reflexivity) and to meet the programme learning outcomes

 

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Mary McSkeane (Programme Director, Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Early Years)
Phone: +353 429370798
Email: mary.mcskeane@dkit.ie

For All Cork Enquiries - Ann Corcoran (Head of Adult Education, Cork College of Commerce)
Phone: +353 21 4222100
Email: acorcoran@ccoc.ie

Course ID DK_NLMEY_8
Level 8
Duration 1 Year
Credits 60
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €2500 per annum
Starting Date September 2020
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How to Apply

Applications for this programme will open in Spring 2020. All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

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