Early Childhood Care and Education / Cúram agus Oideachas Luath-Óige

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Round one points 2019 - New

In order to commence placement, students must undergo the Garda Vetting process through TU Dublin.

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Tallaght is delighted to offer the BA (Hons) Degree Programme in Early Childhood Care and Education. The course opens up opportunities for students to have a fulfilling and challenging career in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector. The degree is internationally recognised and it equips people to work in Ireland and in many other countries around the world.  The course is taught through lectures, tutuorials and practicals. Students also complete  a work placement in year 2 and 3 of the programme. 

These works palcements provide students with the chance to apply what they have learnt in their lectures to the real world of early childhood care and education.

Early Childhood Care and Education Practitioner in:

  • Pre-schools
  • Crèches
  • Montessori
  • Primary Schools
  • Community Centres
  • Special Needs Services
  • Early Intervention Projects
  • Establish your own Business

Semester 1

  • Child Development 1
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Drama and Movement
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Child Centred Practice
  • Health & Wellbeing in the Early Years

Semester 2

  • Child Development 2
  • Health & Safety in the Early Years
  • Art & Music
  • Social Institutions and the Early Years
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Learning

Semester 3

  • Practice Placement
  • Practice Placement project

Semester 4

  • Psychology and Learning in Early Childhood
  • Childhood and Social Policy
  • Team and Groupd Dynamics in the Childcare Sector
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Outdoor Learning and Risky Play

Semester 5

  • Advanced Placement Project
  • Advanced Practice Placement

Semester 6

  • Language Acquisition
  • Creative Group Facilitation for Young Children
  • Legal Studies for Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Professional Practice & Child Protection
  • Equality and Diversity in Early Childhood
  • Introduction to Research in ECCE
TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 years




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