Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice

NFQ Level:  7
Credits: 180
Award Type: Bachelor of Arts
Application: Download the following application form
Closing Date: Next intake September 2019
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

The BA in Early Childhood Practice is a NFQ level 7, 180 credit course jointly delivered over four semesters by both the Department of Social Sciences at the Institute of Technology Tralee and the Faculty of Education at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. graduates will be conferred with a University of Limerick Level 7 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Practice. The programme has been designed specifically to up-skill staff currently working in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector who have a qualification at FET/QQI level 6 or equivalent.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a FET/QQI level 6 award or equivalent and must be working in the early childhood care and education sector.


The ccourse will run over four semesters. Alternate semesters will be delivered by the Department of Social Sciences at the IT Tralee and the Faculty of Education, MIC, Limerick commencing in September 2019 at the IT Tralee.

Progression Opportunities

Suitably qualified graduates may progress to NFQ Level 8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education.


€1,850 per semester (Fees quoted are for Academic Year 2017/18 and maybe subject to an increase)

The course will be delivered in a blended format with the greater part of the programme being delivered through an on-line/distance learning format. Modules will comprise of independent online study, on-line tutorials as well as face-to-face delivery. Face-to-face delivery will be blocked over a number of days per month and at the weekend to accommodate applicants who are in full-time employment.

Download here - BA Early Childhood Practice - Frequently Asked Questions

Lifelong Learning Department

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Phone: 066 7191701

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