Studying Early Childhood Education and Care at National College of Ireland

NCI’s BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care provides a firm foundation in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) to practice in a range of early childhood settings. The four-year degree programme is fully aligned and recognised as a professional qualification by the Department of Education (DE) and by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth (DECDIY).

BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

4 Years | Level 8 | Full-Time | Campus

This course is suited to those who would like to work with babies and young children and their families from birth to six in the ECEC sector.

Why Study Early Childhood Education and Care?
If you're thinking abut studying early childhood education and care, here are some big reasons to join this exciting sector.

Why Choose NCI?

We want you to achieve your full potential and we will guide and assist you to build a rewarding career founded on a world-class education from our expert faculties. Your undergraduate studies will help you to develop the knowledge, confidence, critical thinking and initiative that is needed for your future career.

Student Stories

Read about the experiences of past and current NCI students, including why they chose ECEC, what they learned during their time in college as well as the support services that allowed them to follow their dream career path. You will also find some helpful resources that provide further information on our programmes.

Further Study Options

Upon successful completion, students may progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education at NCI or the NCI Master of Arts in Educational Practice or other postgraduate programmes.

Need More Information?
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