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Qualification Requirements for Participation in ECCE Initiative

Title

Awarding Body

NFQ Level

Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education (Saint Nicholas Montessori College)

HETAC*

NFQ Level 7

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Montessori Education (Saint Nicholas Montessori College)

HETAC

NFQ Level 8

Higher Diploma in Montessori Education (Saint Nicholas Montessori College)

HETAC

NFQ Level 8

Higher Diploma in Educational and Child Psychology

 

University College Cork

NFQ Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Child Care and Protection Studies

University College Cork

NFQ Level 9

Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (Early Years Education)

 

University College Cork

NFQ Level 9

Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare

 

Trinity College Dublin

NFQ Level 9

Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (Education/Social Care)

 

University of Limerick

NFQ Level 9

*HETAC The Higher Education and Training Awards Council

 

Higher level courses in ECCE in Ireland

Institution

Course Title

Level of Award

Duration

Delivery

Commencement date

 

NUI Cork

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree (Honours) in Early Childhood Studies

8

Three years

Full time

1995

Cork Institute of Technology

BA in Early Childhood Care and Education

7

Three years

Full time

2005

Institute of Technology Carlow

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

8

Three years

Full time

2003

Dundalk Institute of Technology

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Studies

8

Four Years

Full time

2006

Dublin Institute of Technology

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

8

Three Years

Full time

2005[1]

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

7

Three Years

Full time

2007

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

BA in Early Childhood Care and Education

8

Four Years

Full time

2003

Sligo Institute of Technology

BA in Early Childhood Education

8

Four Years

Full time

 

 

2006

Institute of Technology Tralee

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

8

Four Years

Full time

2005

Waterford Institute of Technology

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Studies

8

Three Years

Full Time

2006

St. Nicholas Montessori College, Dublin

BA

in Montessori Education

BA in Montessori Education ACCS mode

BA (Honours) in Montessori Education

 

7

 

 

7

 

 8

Three Years

 

 

Modular up to 5 years

 
One Year (add on)

 

 

 

Full Time

 

 

Part time

 

 Full Time

 

2005[2]

 

 

2005

 

2005[3]


 

[1] The Dublin Institute of Technology offered a Level 7 ECCE programme from 1999 to 2005. Some graduates from this programme completed a conversion course and were subsequently awarded a Level 8 qualification.

[2] St Nicholas Montessori College offered a Level 7 National Diploma in Humanities in Montessori Education from 1994 to 2005. This National Diploma was also offered by modular ACCS mode over the same period.

[3] St Nicholas Montessori College offered a Level 8 BA in Humanities in Montessori Education from 1997 to 2005.