Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood and Care

Start date: 03 September 2019

Duration: One Year programme

Location: Clare County Childcare Committee, Ennis

Certificate: Level 7

Cost: Members €1,700 Non Members: €2,300

Programme overview

This add on one-year degree programme builds on student's earlier Level 6 qualification in Supervisory Childcare. The aim is to develop graduates who are equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in early childhood education and care to enable them to make a professional contribution to early childhood education & care, nationally and Internationally. Students can progress to a Level 8 Bachelor of Arts Honors in Early Childhood Education and care.

Who is the course for?

Applications with a full Level 6 award in Supervisory Childcare and a minimum of 3 years full-time practice experience and eligible to apply.



Pedagogy and Curriculum

Child Heath and Wellbeing

Outdoor and After School Education and Care

Children’s Literature in Early Childhood

Literacy, Numeracy, Science & Technology in Early Childhood Education and Care

Philosophy in Early Childhood Education

The Psychology of Children and Childood

Work Based Learning


Training Provider Profile

Institute of Technology, Carlow is one of the largest technology colleges in Ireland, with campuses in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow, and part-time provision elsewhere in the Republic.

BA in Applied Early Childhood and Care