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NCI's BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care Now Eligible for Nurturing Skills Learner Fund

Calling all passionate early years educators! We are thrilled to share some fantastic news that will make advancing your career in childcare more accessible and rewarding than ever before. National College of Ireland is excited to announce that our BA Honours in Early Childhood Education and Care programme is now eligible for the Nurturing Skills Learner Fund.

Crafted with the needs of busy professionals in mind, our BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care course offers flexible evening classes, allowing you to pursue further education while continuing your vital work in early years settings.

What does this mean for you? It means that you can now enhance your skills and qualifications without the financial worry. The Nurturing Skills Learner Fund, introduced by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, is designed to support educators like you in achieving approved qualifications while actively contributing to the sector.

We understand the dedication and passion you bring to your role every day. That's why we're committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to excel in your career. Our degree is tailored to equip you with the latest knowledge and best practices in early childhood education and care, empowering you to make a lasting impact on the lives of young children and their families.

Applications for the Pilot Nurturing Skills Learner Fund will open in May 2024, offering you the chance to take the next step in your professional journey. Stay tuned for more information on how to apply, which will be available on the NCI website soon.

National College of Ireland is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of early years educators like you. Join us in shaping the future of early childhood education and care.

Read the Minister’s announcement to find out more about the fund. Visit the course page to learn more about the BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care at NCI.