Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • A degree in any discipline at level 7/8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
  • Interview
  • Full Garda vetting clearance.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

The College recognises that many graduate applicants may have substantial cognate learning acquired through other programmes of study in Early Childhood Education and Care. In such cases, under the College’s RPL policy, it will be possible to complete the programme within a shorter timeframe.
The College’s RPL policy may similarly facilitate graduates with other cognate ELEMENTS acquired through degrees in e.g.Nursing, Sociology, Social Care, Teaching, Psychology etc. Graduates of these disciplines may apply for RPL for individual modules in Year 1 (see list of year one modules). Where applicants feel that this may apply in their cases, then SNMCI’s RPL policy will detail the procedure to be followed. This is available on the website here

  • For further information about the course contact the Programme Director
  • Ann King  email: