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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies awarded by University of East London (U.E.L)

Flexible study options – study anywhere, anytime

DCYA approved programme for higher capitation

Course fee for stage 1 is €2900 when paid in full or 10 monthly payments of €326.60*

Deadline to enrol is 22nd November to start BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies in January 2020.

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone at 01 6855 300.

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online

Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online is offered in collaboration with the University of East London. This level 8 comparable degree is available to you if you have achieved a pass mark or higher in the QQI level 6 Early Care and Education course. The degree requires you to complete 6 modules of 30 credits each to achieve the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.

Course fee for stage 1 is €2900 when paid in full or 10 monthly payments of €326.60*

Deadline to enrol is 22nd November to start BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies in January 2020.

How to Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online

Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online is offered in collaboration with the University of East London. This level 8 comparable degree is available to you if you have achieved a pass mark or higher in the QQI level 6 Early Care and Education course. The degree requires you to complete 6 modules of 30 credits each to achieve the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.

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Course Modules:

How distance learning works

Our Online BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree is completed through our online interactive learning management system.

As our learner, you will be issued with an email to create your own password to access your degree. All materials such as course notes, supplementary reading documentation, online videos, and assignment briefs are contained in folders within each module. Each module has a site structured around a sequence of weekly topics. Each topic contains a lecture, typically a series of slides and accompanying audio recording, supported by guidance on key learning outcomes, self-assessment questions, and links to core and additional readings and other resources. You will also have access to our online student community and discussion forums to foster communication with our other students to discuss and resolve issues related to your studies.

 

Introduction to the degree

Chevron Training’s BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies is offered in collaboration with the University of East London. The degree is available to you if you have achieved a pass mark or higher in the QQI level 6 Early Care and Education course. The degree requires you to complete 6 modules of 30 credits each to achieve the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. The purpose of this honours degree is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate childhood from a range of different critical perspectives and to explore the factors that influence the childhood experience. By examining issues such as health, early years’ legislation and global inequalities in childhood, you will appreciate the impact which these factors can have on a child’s development.

Degree aims & learning outcomes

This level 8 comparable degree is designed as an articulation pathway from the QQI level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education and this articulation has been mapped to the QAA Early Childhood Studies Benchmark Statements. Therefore the overall degree aims and learning outcomes are to:

  • Gain knowledge, understanding and a critical appreciation of early childhood studies
  • Understand the development, needs and experience of young children, and the services which support them
  • Achieve a foundation for employment, professional and further academic study in the early years domain
  • Become a skillful and adaptable graduate
  • Be part of University of East London’s commitment to widening access to higher education

DCYA Approved

Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree is recognised and approved by DCYA for Higher Capitation. See page 27 of this document.

Entry requirements

You must hold a QQI Level 6 Major award in Early Childhood Care and Education or FETAC Level 6 Advance Supervision. You are also required to have either primary or secondary education completed via English, alternatively a score of 6.0 is required in the IELTS academic exam (this is an English proficiency assessment).

Course cost

3 year version: €2900 per year * 3 years

2 year version: €2900 for year one, €4500 for year two

Note that Year Two of the 2 year version would require full time study hours.  However, a decision on 2 year or 3 years option isn’t required until after completion of Year One.

Further information:

  • Qualification gained: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Assessment method: All of the assessments are project based assignments
  • Career opportunities: Graduates of the Early Childhood Studies Degree undertake a variety of career paths in the education, health and social-care fields. There is a current need for well-trained graduates who can quickly move up to more senior roles in childcare centres and other early childhood care and education settings. Holders of this award will also be eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from the DCYA (€75 from September 2016) for their role in an early childhood centre. Some students go on to specialise in a particular area such as Special Educational Needs, while others go on to take up advisory posts in local authorities or government departments.
  • Progression to further studies: You can progress to our MA Early Childhood Care & Education Management degree.

Student support

At Chevron Training we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and provide the following support structures to assist students following course completion:

  • 24 hour guaranteed turnaround email response to any queries in relation to online course content
  • Free access to e-library
  • Recommended reading uploaded on online platform
  • Feedback available on all assignment and project work prior to submission
  • No set study hours – study at a time that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Discussion forum – to engage with other learners
  • Phone support is also available from our highly qualified tutors
  • Online interaction with the other online learners
  • UEL student card issued
  • No examinations – all project and assignment based assessment
  • Lines open Monday to Sunday 24/7
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