BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education & Care – Subject to QQI Validation

The degree is designed with Early Childhood professionals, and the children they will engage with, in mind. The programme has three exit awards – Higher Certificate in ECEC (level 6), BA Ord in ECEC (level 7), and BA Hons. In ECEC (level 8). At each exit award stage, the programme aims to equip future ECEC professionals with the tools to navigate the ever changing landscape of early childhood education and care in Ireland and internationally, provide learners with the tools and dispositions to provide the best practice and care for the children they engage with, and to enable learners to think critically about their roles as professionals, both locally and globally.

Learners will be required to complete the four-year, 240 credit award, a large aspect of which involves experiential learning in the work place and on successful completion of the programme will achieve a BA in Early Childhood Education and Care (Hons) Level 8 award.

The exit award options are suitable for learners who unexpectedly are unable to continue to the final stage of the principle programme and wish to exit with a recognised award/qualification.

BA (Hons) in Business Studies – Subject to QQI Validation

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies aims to afford the learner a structured general education in subjects across various business disciplines and includes an opportunity to choose either the accounting or entrepreneurship stream in the award year. The chosen modules provide a solid foundation, prepares them for a career within the accounts department and/or progress further with one of the professional accounting bodies to qualify as an accountant. Or, having chosen the entrepreneurship stream prepares them for a career within business. The programme sets the foundation for progression to study at postgraduate level within a specific field of accounting or business. 

On completion of this award, students are eligible to apply to progress onto a Higher Diploma, Masters, or PhD programme.