Course Details

This full-time BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies was developed to meet the demand for well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families across all sectors: play, care, health and education. This undergraduate degree focuses on the study of play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old in a socio-cultural context and the implications of this for practice in early childhood settings.

 

Fee
€4,896.00
Start Date
19th October 2020
Qualification
Level 8 Honours Degree
Level
Undergraduate
Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Course Duration
3 years

Overview

Portobello Institute’s full-time BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies was developed to meet the demand for well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families across all sectors: play, care, health and education. This three year undergraduate degree focuses on the study of play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old in a socio-cultural context and the implications of this for practice in early childhood settings.

A key feature of this programme is its emphasis on practical knowledge and the development of professional, as well as academic, skills and knowledge.

This honours degree is delivered by a team of passionate early years experts who all bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the classroom. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a level 8 degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

 

 

Why should I study this course?

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU) was one of the first such degrees in the UK.  Portobello Institute is LMU’s only Irish accredited centre for Early Childhood studies and through this partnership, we offer students the opportunity to access some of the world’s leading research and thinking in the early years sector.

Portobello Institute has mapped the learning outcomes of this honours degree to the learning outcomes of the latest award from Fetac – the Level 6 in Early Years Care and Education.  This award now forms the first year of this degree giving students the opportunity to gain 2 recognised qualifications in 3 years.  Holders of the BA (hons) in Early Childhood Studies award will be eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from the DCYA (Dept. of Children and Youth Studies) for their role in an early childhood centre.

 

Who will recognise my qualification?

Upon graduation from this degree you will hold a;

  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies
  • QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Studies Major (6M2007)

Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK

The Irish and UK qualifications authorities have collaborated on initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the qualifications frameworks in operation, Brexit will not impact this agreement. Further guidance on this framework is available here.

What will I study during this BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course?

The focus of the course is the study of play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old in a socio-cultural context and the implications of this for practice in early childhood settings. A range of local and international perspectives are taken including: children’s rights, children’s health and well-being, pedagogical and curriculum approaches, diversity and inclusion. The course therefore draws on a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology and social policy, education and health. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional as well as academic skills and knowledge.

The course equips you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and well-being. The course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and enthusing students to make transformational changes to their own lives and to the lives of children, families and communities.

In your first year, the focus will be on developing key skills that are indispensable for academic study, including reading, writing and constructing arguments. You will learn about child development theories and how a range of activities can promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in children. You will develop the capacity to work and communicate effectively with parents, families, colleagues and other professionals to safeguard, support and promote children’s learning, development and well-being.

Your second year will focus on developing research skills and analysing key information in childhood development, such as key legislation, pedagogical and curricular approaches. You’ll also learn how to engage in reflective discussion of how these approaches underpin inclusion and children’s rights.

In your final year you’ll undertake an independent dissertation project based on your early years practice experience, which will allow you to explore areas of your own academic interest. You’ll also have the opportunity to critically evaluate current debates in early childhood practice leadership and management, and consider the impact of this on the quality of care and education provision.

  • Early Learning Environment

    Children work for the joy of the process rather than for the end result. They have a need to repeat activities over and over until an inner need is fulfilled. You will learn and come to understand the history of Maria Montessori and her philosophy and reasoning behind “Learning By Doing”. This module includes practical life skills and sensorial education. The module teaches you how to use the Montessori materials in life skills and sensorial education to encourage children to learn how to care for themselves, others and their environment. These skills help the child to gain the greatest confidence and independence through the early learning process. The sensorial equipment designed by Maria Montessori lays the foundations for academic learning by developing and refining a child’s senses. This in turn enhances their perceptions and increases their concentration.

  • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy

    Maria Montessori believed children have naturally mathematical minds and she revolutionised the manner in which maths were taught and this module is dedicated to Montessori Maths and Montessori Language acquisition. These areas will teach you how to guide a child through the complexities of reading and writing using the Montessori didactic materials designed over a hundred years ago. The Montessori materials were designed to develop children’s language grammar skills both written and spoken using the Montessori approach. The maths didactic materials revolutionised the manner in which maths is taught to children. Problem solving becomes a challenge that is enjoyed without stress or strain at a young age. You will learn through using a variety of Montessori materials how to not only teach a child to calculate but also to give them a lifelong understanding of how numbers function. Montessori materials also contain an inbuilt control of error that allows the child to discover and correct his or her own mistakes and work independently from his class mates and teachers alike.

  • Early Childhood Arts and Culture

    Children have an inborn curiosity about the trees and the plants, animals and insects, their bodies, the planets etc. and this module focuses on two key areas of the Montessori pedagogy, Arts and Culture.  Montessori children frequently astonish adults with their in-depth knowledge of subjects such as biology, geography, simple science and history. During this module, you will be introduced to the Montessori didactic materials and activities that will allow you to guide children to an appreciation of the world they live in.

  • Child Development

    This module explores the child’s social, educational and physical development and how to provide a nurturing environment for the child to develop in. You will develop the skills required to influence and promote the use of observations in an early childhood care and education setting.

  • Early Childhood Curriculum

    This module aims to provide you with knowledge to understand the pedagogical approaches and national guidelines that guide an early childhood care and education setting. You will learn about facilitating the provision of quality experiences for children in an early childhood care and education setting. You will develop an awareness of the importance of the physical surroundings, the curricula, materials and significant people within an early childhood care and education setting and their impact on how comfortable the child is and how the child relates to others and achieves their goals.

  • Childhood social, Legal & Health Issues
  • Personal & Professional Development

    This module explores the principles and practice of personal development and the role reflection plays in the ongoing development of the individual and the contribution of the individual to the workplace.

    You will examine the role planning plays in the development and success of an organisations short, medium and long term objectives and the interrelationships of staff and the role staff play within an organisation.

  • Work Experience (ECCE)

    This module allows you to acquire the skills to work in an early childhood care and education setting. You can develop the skills and competence necessary for active participation in the development and organisation of lesson plans and activities within an early childhood care and education setting.

  • Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum (30 Credits)

    1.   Critically analyse aspects of early childhood curricula in relation to theories of learning and pedagogy and relate this to practice in their settings.

    2.   Describe, analyse and constructively critique a range of perspectives on early childhood education in this and some other countries.

    3.   Identify the relationship between the history of early childhood provision and its present form.

    4.   Articulate the practitioner’s role in planning and implementing a broad and balanced, child-centred curriculum indoors, outdoors and beyond the early childhood setting.

  • Enquiry-based Learning (30 Credits)

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of enquiry-based learning and identify how this relates to practice in early childhood.
    2. Describe, analyse and constructively critique pedagogical and theoretical perspectives on enquiry based learning.
    3. Analyse and evaluate enquiry based learning theory and research in the light of current issues.
    4. Apply and evaluate methods of small scale enquiry practice including planning and the appropriate collection, analysis and presentation data.

  • Challenging Inequalities in Early Childhood (15 Credits)
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and official guidance in the area of equalities and special educational needs and identify how these relate to ethical practice in early childhood.
    2. Describe and analyse the ways in which inequalities may impact on babies, young children, families and staff within the early years setting.
    3. Examine and evaluate their own practice in addressing inequalities and ensuring access to the full curriculum for all children.
  • Children’s Rights in Today’s World (15 Credits)
    1. Evaluate current debates on the sociological and socio-legal theories and concepts of childhood and children’s rights in relation to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
    2.  Articulate how relevant legislation and codes of practice impact the varied childhoods experienced by children in the minority and majority world.
    3. Critically consider the rights and responsibilities of people/agencies concerned in the planning and provision of care, education, health, welfare and advocacy of children and young people.
  • Communicating in Multilingual Contexts (15 Credits)
    1. Describe, analyse and constructively critique current research and theories of language acquisition and communication in children from birth to six years old.
    2. Identify and discuss the ways in which children may be supported in the development of their first language whilst acquiring English.
    3. Articulate the role of the family, practitioners, other adults and peers in the communication, linguistic and representational competence of babies and young children.
    4. Plan, execute and evaluate practice and provision that effectively addresses linguistic and symbolic diversity.
  • Early Years Learning and Practice Frameworks (15 Credits)

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the underpinning policy, and principles of the Irish frameworks, guidelines and regulations both nationally and internationally.

    2. Examine, plan and evaluate one aspect of the curricula and make links to principles endorsed in frameworks, guidelines and regulations.

    3. Examine the role of early years’ practitioners in providing an enabling inclusive environment and in scaffolding children’s learning and development.

  • Leading Practice with Children Families and Professionals (30 Credits)

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
    1. Discuss and evaluate the impact of their role in developing and leading effective practice.

    2. Critically evaluate provision and practice and how it impacts on the development and well-being of babies and young children.

    3. Describe, analyse and constructively critique legislation, social policies, and research related to partnership between young children (0-6), families and professionals.

    4. Describe, analyse and constructively critique the theory and practice of leadership when supporting teams in promoting high quality provision.

  • Debating Children and Childhood (15 credits)

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
    1. Analyse different social constructions of childhood.
    2. Critically discuss relevant aspects of global, political, cultural, historical, and economic contexts of early childhood.
    3. Consider the impact of inequalities on young children’s lives.
    4. Critically evaluate contemporary debates in relation to early childhood.

  • Reading research and research methods (15 Credits)

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    1. Describe, analyse and constructively critique the major research methodologies used in the field of Early Childhood Studies.
    2. Apply ethics in relation to research.
    3. Understand a range of research methods and approaches and be able to articulate when to use them.
    4. Be able to critique existing research in the early childhood field.

  • Early Years dissertation project

    Students undertake a piece of independent research and study an area of particular interest in early childhood studies.

    This module offers an opportunity for independent study and aims to enable students to:

    • Develop further professionally by pursuing a line of study which arises out of an aspect of her/his work with young children.
    • Extend professional competence by developing a critical understanding of the relationship between theory and early childhood practice.
    • Gain experience of the processes and methodological and ethical issues involved in conducting and completing a piece of research.
    • Design, execute and evaluate a small-scale research project and experience supervised independent study of an extended nature.
    • Develop further professionally by pursuing a line of study which arises out of an aspect of her/his work with young children.
    • Extend professional competence by developing a critical understanding of the relationship between theory and early childhood practice.
    • Develop some of the skills required for post graduate study.

Who will I learn from?

Programme Manager

Iryna Fox

ABOUT IRYNA

I started my career in education at the age of 16 and was teaching English to preschool and school-aged children in Kyiv, Ukraine.  To develop my interest in languages and teaching, I completed a BA and then MA in Teaching English and German, followed by a PhD in Linguistics at Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. Between 2000 and 2005, I worked at the English Language Department of the university and was responsible for teaching English to future English teachers and interpreters and supervising student research projects.

Having married an Irishman, I moved to Ireland in 2005 and as I started having my own children, I developed an interest in early childhood education. I completed training in Montessori education and started my career as a Montessori Teacher.  Around that time Siolta and Aistear frameworks were introduced and I realised that I wanted to enlarge my knowledge about the variety of methods and approaches used to educate children. This led me to a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies with Portobello Institute/London Metropolitan University and after completion of this programme with First Class Honours I taught on Portobello level 5 and 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programmes while still continuing to work directly with children and families in Early Years settings. In 2018, I joined the Portobello team in a full-time capacity as the Programme Manager for the degree programmes and my role is focused on providing positive learning experiences for the students through leading the team of tutors and working with other Portobello departments as well as communicating with the teaching team at LMU.

I am eager to learn more about third level education and working with adult learners and I am currently completing a MA in Education, Learning and Development programme with Griffith College.

Why did you choose to work in education?

I believe that the learner-centred approach is equally important in third level and in early childhood education. The student’s well-being is very important and it is only when the student feels they are welcome and accepted as unique individuals, learning can take place. I work to create this welcoming atmosphere and make sure that the students have no barriers in approaching the team, that they receive the necessary information timely, know where to get help and can get help. Education is not just about content knowledge, it is about making relationships, meeting inspiring people, learning from others – and this is what we can offer the students in our department.

Your experience as a Programme Manager.

I am really proud of the programme we offer. A lot of the assignments are practice-based and both, those students who are new to the industry, and experienced practitioners, have a lot of opportunities to reflect on their work with children and families and learn to align it with best practice and research evidence. Our teaching team is in a very strong position to help the students along this journey – we employ tutors who do not only have the academic knowledge but also have industry experience. My role is to develop and support the teaching team and ensure that we can meet our students’ needs.

The students in our department come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them have been out of formal education for a long time, many are experiencing third level education for the first time. Some have a fear of using technology and online systems, some have learning difficulties. We understand that each student’s needs and situations are unique. We do our best to support them and we are thrilled to celebrate their success on the graduation day.

Why Portobello?

Ever since I started tutoring with Portobello, I’ve been inspired by the learner profile of those who study with the college. The majority of Early Childhood Studies students are practitioners who have to juggle the pressures of work, study and family life. These are people who want to better themselves despite any difficulties that might come their way. This is what motivates me to do my work on a daily basis. And as a mum of three children, who also combines work and study, I feel I am in the right place to be able to understand our students.

In addition, I think we have an excellent team working for the college.  I am surrounded by like-minded and hard-working people, some of whom have become really good friends. I am blown away in how creative and innovative our senior management is in advancing the college work and how supportive they are of the team.

Because our team is compact and closely-knit, I believe we can communicate a lot better and meet the students’ needs more effectively and efficiently than many other institutions. We are currently putting emphasis on improving our student feedback system and this will be instrumental in further promoting quality in our department.

Qualifications

  • MA Teaching English and German
  • PhD Linguistics
  • BA Hons Early Childhood Studies
  • PGr Cert Training and Education

Research/Industry Participation

  • Early Childhood Ireland Research and Practice Seminar

Personal Academic Tutor

Each student is assigned a personal academic tutor to support you throughout your learning journey. They are available to offer you telephone and email support at any time. You can arrange to meet them for further one to one guidance at a time convenient to you.

Many of our past graduates have found it is the opportunity to ask a simple question, seek direction and submit a draft of their assessment that supported them most to successful completion. Emailing your tutor at any stage during your programme to ask a query or submit a draft of your assessment supports you to achieve your personal best throughout your studies with Portobello.

This level of one to one support is a particular benefit to choosing Portobello as your Institute of choice to complete your studies.

How will I learn?

Delivery Mode

Portobello ensures scheduling of course timetables is considerate of students travel and accommodation arrangements, part-time working and study-life balance. The course timetable is condensed to be delivered with onsite classes 2-3 days per week over 2 semesters. Examinations are held at the end of each semester. Classes do not take place on a Friday where possible.

Course Structure

In first year, you will complete the Level 6 Major Award in Early Years Care and Education which is made up of eight modules. You will also learn essential skills that will aid your study for the course of your degree.

In second year, you will complete a total of nine modules. In your final year an individual research project by carrying out a systematic investigation of a topic related to the early years sector. The project provides you with opportunities to improve your critical thinking and research skills. Student’s on this programme refine their academic writing and communication skills as well as getting the opportunity to investigate in detail a topic or area in their current practice that interests them.

While the project involves a lot of independent study, each learner is assigned an individual supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship throughout the research and write up process. Completing a research project is a valuable learning experience which has lasting benefits for learners’ personal and professional development.

 

Real Life Learning Opportunities

Early Years work placement

As part of this course you will complete a work experience module which gives you the opportunity to put into practice the exercises and skills you will have learned during the programme. You will have the opportunity by using these skills to stimulate, develop and guide the children under your direction to develop to their full potential. We aim to ensure you that have the opportunity to gain experience in a setting that is aligned with your career ambitions. Our tutors and programme management team will help you secure a suitable work placement during your studies and this placement can be in your locality to reduce travel and time spent in Dublin. If you are already working in a setting during your studies you may use this work as your work experience.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used to support students with different learning styles. These vary from written reports to practical case studies, skills demonstrations to examinations. The final year project provides the opportunity for an extended piece of formal academic writing. We encourage you to reflect on your knowledge gain with a number of assignments designed to explore your learning journey.

Career prospects

  • Own or Manage a Setting – With a degree in early childcare studies, you can open, own, operate, manage, and work within any early years setting in Ireland where you will be eligible for the higher capitation grant under the ECCE scheme.  You can undertake the role of; Room Leader, Facility Manager or Owner/Manager.
  • Become a Special Needs Teacher – Having completed the degree in early childhood studies you could work in funded special needs early years facilities and become registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland. 
  • Become a Primary School Teacher – If you have your Degree and honours Irish you can apply for professional masters in primary school education which will allow you to work as a primary school teacher.
  • Become a Childcare Tutor in Further Education – For those interested in tutoring, they need to combine their degree with a level 6 teaching qualification  to become a tutor on Level 5 and 6 early years and special needs programmes.
  • Work for a Government Agency – You can work for government agencies or early years support bodies such as county childcare committees etc.  Roles with these organisations can vary from management and administration of services to monitoring of childcare and education settings?  For instance Tusla are currently advertising for an Early Years Inspector.  In order to apply for the role you must have a Level 8 degree and 5 years’ work experience in a childcare setting.  This is an exciting role where you will use your knowledge and experience to improve the service offered in various childcare settings.  It involves inspecting facilities, investigating issues, advising providers and writing reports.  Constant liaison with other agencies and assisting in the development of childcare policy are also part of the role. Obviously, for this role, the experience gained in a childcare setting is essential, however, the knowledge of best practice in childcare provision and management derived from the degree is crucial to effectively undertake this role.
  • Engage in Postgraduate Study and Research – Many students who have completed the degree programme long to learn more and undertake postgraduate education to masters and doctorate level to pursue their research interests.

Related Courses

Blended Learning

BA (Ord) Early Childhood Studies

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full time and complete this BA (Ord) in Early Childhoodhood studies. Upon completion of this Level 7 degree you will be eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from the DCYA for your role in an early childhood centre.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
3rd October 2020
Blended Learning

Early Childhood Care and Education – QQI Level 6

Delivered by blended learning with webinars, this Early Childhood Care & Education qualification will give you the qualification that will allow you open your own setting or work in the capacity of a room leader / supervisor / manager in an early years setting.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
7th September 2020
Blended Learning

MA Early Childhood Studies

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MA in Early Childhood Studies. As with any other profession holding a Masters Degree will give you the edge, keep you abreast of the latest research in early years care and education and build further on the strong foundation of knowledge you have acquired from your undergraduate studies.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
10th October 2020

Speak to an expert

Choosing a course that will lead you to your career of choice is a significant decision. Understanding the delivery modes, supports available, career opportunities and further study options are all key considerations when making your choice. Our course adviser team are experts in the courses Portobello offers, the employment prospects and possible progression routes to Masters programmes – they will guide you through the detail and support you with any queries you may have.

It is important you make the right choice for you and choose the Institute and course that will best suit your needs.

Your Consultant

Jennifer Matteazzi

About Jenny

My name is Jennifer Matteazzi and I am the Enrolment Team Leader.  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest and I am part of the team who helps learners achieve their education goals.
 

 

How long are you working in Portobello?

I have been working for Portobello Institute for over 5 years now.

What do you enjoy about working in Portobello?

I love the interaction with students.  Every day I get to meet different individuals and learners who are looking to change their lives and I get to be the person who advises them on the best programme to take. It is a fantastic feeling to be part of their journey.  For many learners this is a huge decision and I get to be the person who supports them in making that decision.  There is an incredible sense of pride when I see our learners graduate and achieve their education goals.

What inspires you about working in education?

I believe that education is impowering and it can often change people’s lives.  It increases the learner’s confidence and it allows the learner to reach their full potential. Coming back to education hugely lifts the learner’s self esteem.

Have you a story that you recall that touched you/made you laugh/made you cry?

One particular lady struggled with dyslexia all her life.  Her disability really affected her years in school, her career choices and when this learner approached Portobello Institute I worked with her to establish the best way forward, the right course for her was without a doubt in childcare.  This lady registered on the course and she needed a lot of hand holding throughout her studies from both myself and the academic team.  I recall that the day of her graduation, she received the “Student of Year” award.  We were all thrilled and delighted for her!  This learner has since gone on to open a very successful Montessori setting.

How do you feel when you have helped a student reach a decision on their course choice?

I am there to be the deciding factor for our learners.  We support people in making the right choice of programme for them.  We reassure them the whole way and we support them throughout.  It is a very rewarding feeling to be part of this process.

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How do I apply?

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.  Acceptance is interview based.

Requirements

Without a Leaving Certificate

There are no previous academic or experience requirements for entry into first year of this course.

Holders of the QQI level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education Major award can apply for advanced entry to year 2 which is also available to study through blended learning.

Holders of a BA (Ord) in Early Childhood Studies can apply for advanced entry to year 3 of this course which is also available to study through blended learning.

Application Process

Step 1

Complete the online booking form.

Step 2

Applicants will be contacted to confirm personal details and arrange an interview.

Step 3

Interview takes place.

Confirmation of an offer of a place will be given to applicants meeting the selection criteria, with a formal offer emailed within 3 days of the interview.

The Interview

Places on this programme are limited. By interviewing all applicants, we can verify each student has the aptitude for this course. The interview will take place at a time convenient to applicants and is carried out by the programme manager. Our programme manager is seeking to understand that applicants have a genuine interest in working within the early years sector, they understand the sector, and that this programme and Portobello Institute is the right career choice for them.

Applicants have 14 days to confirm their acceptance of an offer by returning the acceptance form.

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees have been received.

  • Year 1 Fees & Payment Options

    Fees (Year1)

    Course Price

    Per academic year.

    €4,896.00

    Exam Body Reg. Fee

    Per academic year - due at start of academic year.

    €305.00

    Additional Fees

    Materials: Approx €75 (per year).

    Protection for Learners Fee

    *Year one only - for QQI qualification

    €195.00

    Full Payment

    Total amount payable (Year 1).

    €5,396.00

    Easy Payment Plan

    Deposit of 40% upon acceptance of place. Balance to be paid in 6 instalments due of the 25th of the month commencing 25th of August 2020.

    Deposit Amount

    40% deposit payment, due on application of your course.

    €2,276.40

    Instalments Payments

    Deposit payment (€2,276.40), followed by 6 scheduled payments every 1 month(s).


    Includes one off instalment fee of €295.00. Payments scheduled every 1 month(s).

    • €569.10 due on 25th October 2020.
    • €569.10 due on 25th November 2020.
    • €569.10 due on 25th December 2020.
    • €569.10 due on 25th January 2021.
    • €569.10 due on 25th February 2021.
    • €569.10 due on 25th March 2021.
    €3,414.60
  • Year 2 Fees & Payment Options

    Fees (Year2)

    Course Price

    Per academic year.

    €4,896.00

    Exam Body Reg. Fee

    Per academic year - due at start of academic year.

    €305.00

    Full Payment

    Total amount payable (Year 2).

    €5,201.00

    Easy Payment Plan

    40% deposit due on acceptance of place. Balance to be paid in 6 instalments due on the 25th of the month commencing 25th August 2020.

    Deposit Amount

    40% deposit payment, due on application of your course.

    €2,198.40

    Instalments Payments

    Deposit payment (€2,198.40), followed by 6 scheduled payments every 1 month(s).


    Includes one off instalment fee of €295.00. Payments scheduled every 1 month(s).

    • €549.60 due on 25th October 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th November 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th December 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th January 2021.
    • €549.60 due on 25th February 2021.
    • €549.60 due on 25th March 2021.
    €3,297.60
  • Year 3 Fees & Payment Options

    Fees (Year3)

    Course Price

    Per academic year.

    €4,896.00

    Exam Body Reg. Fee

    Per academic year - due at start of academic year.

    €305.00

    Full Payment

    Total amount payable (Year 3).

    €5,201.00

    Easy Payment Plan

    40% deposit due on acceptance of place. Balance to be paid in 6 instalments due on the 25th of the month commencing 25th August 2020.

    Deposit Amount

    40% deposit payment, due on application of your course.

    €2,198.40

    Instalments Payments

    Deposit payment (€2,198.40), followed by 6 scheduled payments every 1 month(s).


    Includes one off instalment fee of €295.00. Payments scheduled every 1 month(s).

    • €549.60 due on 25th October 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th November 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th December 2020.
    • €549.60 due on 25th January 2021.
    • €549.60 due on 25th February 2021.
    • €549.60 due on 25th March 2021.
    €3,297.60