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Achieve your Level 7 in in early childhood studies

Portobello Institute is committed to helping students at every stage of their career and this promise will continue throughout 2019. Further study can contribute greatly to overall career development and by improving and increasing your skillset also means increasing employability. Due to an increase in student demand and market requirements we are delighted to advise that we have adapted our blended learning BA Degree Programme in Early Childhood Studies to facilitate those who wish to further their studies through blended learning and achieve a Level 7 qualification this year.

With the next degree course commencing in February we want to support students who are looking for a new challenge towards gaining their degree and the perfect opportunity to start their 2019 goal. Importantly, to also make this level 7 degree achievable to everyone we have a tailored easy payment plan in place for students. Graduates who hold a level 6 qualification can apply for the Degree Programme meaning with one year of blended study students will ultimately gain a full level 7 qualification.

Students will study this degree with the greatest flexibility through blended learning. Learners will study from February, which can be hugely beneficial to learners traditionally starting their studies at the beginning of year. Blended learning gives students the opportunity to study while working full-time. Our blended approach has been well thought-out, and is an innovative approach to learning. Study with great flexibility along with fixed recommended tutorials to attend. In short, this course enables learners to enjoy a mix of distance learning plus tutorials, online group discussions plus skype calls with dedicated tutors.

Being a small institution personal attention and support is fundamental and we understand the importance of support for study at this level. As a rule, we have a programme manager in place for the department, and every student is assigned a tutor for one to one support for each module.

The level 7 course equips graduates to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and also to act as an advocate for their rights and well-being.  Holders of this 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 childcare centre. Students can also continue their studies to level 8 BA honours degree in Early Childhood Studies.

We are now enrolling for places on our February intake. For full details and to start your inspiring journey today please contact Jennifer on 01 8920031 or jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.ie 

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