Early Childhood Care Health & Education

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Early Childhood Care Health & Education
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY906
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 2 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Five O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7

Special requirements
Garda Vetting: Everyone who joins this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí (police). If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have ...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Results from Bunleibhéal Gaeilge do not meet the entry requirements.

Foundation Maths
Foundation maths at and above grade F2 (80%) will meet the minimum requirements for courses other than Engineering courses and ab initio Level 8 Degrees. Point...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or hi...

Alternative Entry Go to: https://www.lyit.ie/Study-at-LYIT/International-Students/How-to-Apply for further information.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 30
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Is this course for you?
Do you enjoy caring for infants and young children? Would you like a career where you are responsible for the health, education and care of young kids? If so, then look no further than this course. It will give you the knowl...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Introduction to Psychology & Sociology (M)
• Professional Scholarship (M)
• Introduction to Irish Law (M)
• Education & Play (M)

Semester 2
• Curriculum Studies (M)
• Child Protection & Sa...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Childcare
• Health Services
• Education
• Other Public Services

Graduate careers typically include:
• Child-carer in facilities such as c...

Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6308 / 6310 / 6306
Head of Department: Dr. Louise McBride
Telephone: 074 918 6303
Email: louise.mcbride@lyit.ie
Points History
Year Points
2019 135
2018 154
2017 128