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.