Early Childhood Care Health & Education

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Early Childhood Care Health & Education
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code 103158 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Application Date Application Deadline - 14 September.
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Duration 2 years, part-time.
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Entry Requirements

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- Full FETAC Level 6 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007). A full Level 6 Major award is made of eight modules.

- A major FETAC level 6 or HETAC level 6/7 award where a significant element of the course pe...

Course Content

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This programme is designed for those working in the area of Early Years Health, Care and Education. It provides a pathway where-by those currently employed in the area may undertake a part time degree whilst simultaneously uti...

Subjects Taught YEAR ONE


Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory 10
Child Health & Disability Mandatory 10
Creativity in the Early Years Mandatory 5
Research Process & Methods Elective 5

Practice Placement 1 Mandatory 30


Culture & Contemporary Issues Mandatory 5
Developmental Psychology Mandatory 10
Communication in Early Years Mandatory 10
Children and Families Support Mandatory 5

Practice Placement 2 Mandatory 30
Careers or Further Progression Career Pathways

The main employers are:

Health Services
Other Public Health Services

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:

Specialist Advisors
Family Support and Community Services
Primary School Teacher
Further Enquiries Further Information
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303

Head of Department Dr. Nigel McKelvey
Email: Nigel.McKelvey@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186404
Location Letterkenny Campus
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