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Early Childhood Education and Care (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Cork, Ireland
The Early Childhood Education and Care  (Honours) programme at Cork Institute of Technology aims to impart a knowledge and understanding of the management of human, physical, financial and other resources required for the delivery of programmes in early education.
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Lectures, tutorials, experiential, peer assessments and a research dissertation constitute the pedagogical means used. The programme from Cork Institute of Technology is currently offered full time and through the ACCS mode. 

Learning outcomes

Graduates who achieve the specified level of academic performance in the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care  (Honours) or equivalent are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 8), 1 year full-time or by ACCS mode.

The course is intended as a means of progression for holders of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care or equivalent. In all circumstances, it is the applicant/student’s responsibility to proactively disclose any convictions/cases pending. The Institute reserves the right to inform any placement agency of the existence of any convictions/cases pending.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • EYE Early Years Education Rese
  • Business, Law and HR
  • Inclusion: Partnerships
  • Multicultural Education
  • Research Dissertation
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Out of School Care
  • Enterprise for ECEC

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Irish Leaving Certifcate equivalent. 
  • Maths is a requirement for many courses. Foundation year (if applicable). 
  • English Language equivalent (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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EU/EEA: The student is liable for the Student Contribution charge (€3,000), the USI levy (€7.00) and the EU Tuition Fees. 

Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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