• Important: L7 in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care launching in CIT Campus in Rathnew this September – Read more….

    Posted on March 23, 2016 by in News Updates

     

    Dear Colleagues

    itcarlow_logoI am delighted to announce that Carlow IT have agreed to offer their innovative Level 7 BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care at their Wicklow Campus in Clermont, Rathnew.

    This is a major positive for early childhood educators in Co. Wicklow and means that we will soon have a pathway from Levels 5 through to 9 on the National Qualifications Framework all delivered within the borders of Co. Wicklow.

    Spaces will be limited on the course but I urge anyone eligible to strongly consider applying  as the benefits are twofold, namely:

    Enhancing Quality:

    The opportunity to recognise and enhance your skills, knowledge and  practice and improve on the delivery of high quality, reflective early childhood education and care for the children in your settings.

    Enhanced Capitation:

    NEW Wicklow County Childcare MediumThe above course qualifies for higher capitation which is set at €75 per week per ECCE child from September 2016. Minister Reilly also recently announced that Higher Capitation would be paid per room rather than per service.

    At present there is no subsidy available for the course, which is expected to cost c. €2,200, although personal tax rebates may decrease the cost for an individual.

    The financial case for investing in yourself is strong, with a potential increase in income (even allowing for the cost of the course) of between €2k-€6.5k in the first year of higher capitation (based on 11-22 children) and between €4k-€8.5k thereafter.

    BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care – Level 7 – Wicklow County Campus, IT Carlow

    Event Date Lead Organisation
    Information evening Tuesday April 12th 2016at 6.30pm in Clermont House, Rathnew IT Carlow, Wicklow County Childcare Committee
    Application Forms Applications for the programme are open from Tuesday April 12th 2016 Applications for the programme closed at 1pm on Friday April 29th 2016  Wicklow CCC
    Interviews Interviews take place on Monday May 16th 2016  (from 9am-5pm) at Clermont, Rathnew IT Carlow & Wicklow CCC
    Offer of places Places are offered before 4pm Friday 20th May via email ITC
    Acceptance of place Places are accepted before 4pm Friday 3rd June via email ITC
    Deposits Deposits must be paid before Friday 17th June (approx €300). ITC

    IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE INFORMATION EVENING BELOW, PLEASE CONTACT WCCC ON 0404 64455 or INFO@WCCC.IE TO PUT YOUR NAME(S) DOWN.

    CIT Invitation

    Yours Sincerely

    Eugene Waters

    COUNTY CHILDCARE MANAGER

     

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