Early Childhood Care Health & Education

North West Regional College - Derry


Course Name Early Childhood Care Health & Education
Course Provider North West Regional College - Derry
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Donegal Campuses, ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code 113084 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Northern Ireland
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Derry City
Application Date Students must complete the LYIT Advanced Entry application form. To download visit: www.lyit.ie
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 29/08/2022.
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 2 years full-time.
Entry 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 LYIT Advanced Entry application form. To download visit: www.lyit.ie

Enrolment on this course is subject to a satisfactory Access NI check.
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Financial Support Republic of Ireland students can apply for a Maintenance Grant via Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). For details visit: susi.ie.

Students in receipt of benefits, should contact their local Welfare Office for eligibility information on Back to Education Allowance.
Course Content

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We work in partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology 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 degre...

Subjects Taught Core Modules
• Introduction to Psychology and Sociology
• Introduction to Irish Law
• Professional Scholarship
• Culture and Contemporary Issues
• Communications in the Early Years
• Research Process and Methods
• Developmental Psychology
Assessment Method 50% Coursework; 50% Exam. There will be a variety of assessment methods, written assignments, presentations, practical activity, assessment on placement.
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.
Careers or Further Progression Further Study
You can progress to any of the following: Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE); Nursing; Social Work; Educational Psychology; Masters in Early Years.

Your Future Career
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.
Comment Awarding Body
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).
Further Enquiries Lisa Taggart
028 7127 6578

Non-term time
Admissions Office
(028) 7127 6000
Location Derry/Londonderry
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