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Early Childhood Care, Health & Education (In partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) (Level 5 BSC (Hons))

ATU
Early Years

Course Overview

We work in partnership with Atlantic Technological University to deliver the BSc (Hons) Early Childhood, Care, Health and Education Top Up for those who already hold a Level 5 qualification in Early Years. Entry onto the degree programme will be at Year 3 of the four-year programme. Students will develop the skills necessary to assimilate an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general skills which will be widely transferable. Students will become familiar with the Republic of Ireland curriculum developments and implement Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood in their placement, which can be in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. Students will undertake a critical examination of contrasting perspectives which provide insight into the varied experiences of early years’ settings. Enrolment on this course is subject to a satisfactory Access NI check.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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  • Course: Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Level 5 BSC (Hons) Early Childhood Care, Health & Education (In partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT))
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2660)
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Students must have a Level 5 Childcare Qualification: however, the selection process is implemented by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). Students must complete the Atlantic Technological University Advanced Entry application form. To download visit: www.atu.ie.Attendance at an information session, Access NI check & Health Declaration all required.

ROI Requirements

Students must have a Level 5 Childcare Qualification: however, the selection process is implemented by Atlantic Technological University (ATU). Students must complete the Atlantic Technological University Advanced Entry application form. To download visit: www.atu.ie. Attendance at an information session, Access NI check & Health Declaration all required.

Work Placement

Work placement provides students with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice and provides the student with opportunities for observation and engagement in needs assessment, early childhood curriculum planning and implementation. As placement is an integral part of your qualification a self-declaration of current health status is implicit as part of the overall risk assessment process.

What's Next?

Further Study

You can progress to the following: Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), Nursing, Social Work Educational Psychology, Masters in Early Years.

Career Prospects

Previous students have set up their own crèche / day care business or worked in the field of Early Years as a Special Needs Assistant, Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Childminder.

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