BA (Ord) Early Childhood Studies
This newly designed Level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree aligns with the requirements of Qualifications Advisory Board as meeting the requirements of the professional award criteria and standards guidelines.
You can complete this programme in 2 academic years if you currently hold a QQI ECCE Level 6 award also available through Portobello Institute. Delivered by blended learning, you can study this degree in your own time, with a combination of webinar tutorial seminars and online learning. You can join the large network of early years practitioners on this learning journey. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable. These factors, together with the one-to-one tutorial support, offer you a Level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable.
Why should I study this course?
If you hold the ECCE full major award and are looking to further your qualifications, we have designed this level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree for you. It is delivered by blended learning to support your work-life balance and offers you a path of progression to level 8 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care & Education right through to a level 9 MA in early childhood studies.
As an early year's graduate, working as a manager in an early childhood setting is a natural career progression. There will also be new career options available to you. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible to apply for more diverse roles such as those within community projects and public health.
If you hold this QAB approved level 7 degree, you are eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from the DCEDIY (formerly the DCYA) for your role in an early childhood centre.
Broaden your professional network
Many graduates tell us they learn as much from each other as they do from tutors. Attending the webinars is key to meeting fellow students, engaging in discussion and exchanging ideas. Meeting fellow students gives you the opportunity to create your study network for the duration of your learning journey. This network can prove extremely useful afterwards during your professional career.