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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
Monday 19th September 2022

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.

Important notice about this course

NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th September OR until all places are taken.

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.

Programmes are now being delivered online on Mondays and Wednesdays (18.00hrs to 21.30hrs) ,and  full 3 Saturdays (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) face to face (in either DkIT or CCOC, Cork).

The programme commences on Monday 19th September at 18.00hrs.

The proposed Saturdays (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) are 1st October; 12th November; 10th December.

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course, students should have access to PC / Mac and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course. 

€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 = €1,100 (payable by 31st October 2022)
  • Payment 4 = €1,250 (payable by 28th February 2023)

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.

Caroline McDonnell (Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: Caroline.McDonnell@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@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_NNLME_8
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 1 Year
Fees €2500 per annum
Starting Date Monday 19th September 2022
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Apply to DkIT
Delivery Method Blended

How to Apply

 

 

Closing date for applications is 5th September or until all places are taken.

Places for this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible. All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

Please review the entry requirements before applying and include a copy of your CV, academic transcripts and employer letter confirming 15 hours work per week for the duration of the course. 

If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button below.