CAO Code LY968
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Early Childhood Care, Health & Education

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Early Childhood Care, Health & Education is a four year course that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with young children in a healthcare capacity. It’s an invigorating and exciting career path, where your role is instrumental in giving children a bright future.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Professional Scholarship Mandatory 5 5
Introduction to Psychology and Sociology Mandatory 10 6
Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory 5 4
Education & Play Mandatory 10 6
2 Curriculum Studies Mandatory 5 4
Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory 5 4
The Early Years Environment Mandatory 10 6
Understanding Children’s Behaviour Mandatory 10 6
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Practice Placement 1 Mandatory 30 30
4 Creativity in the Early Years Mandatory 5 4
Child Health & Disbility Mandatory 10 6
Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory 10 6
Research Process & Methods Mandatory 5 4
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Children and Families Support Mandatory 5 4
Culture & Contemporary Issues Mandatory 5 4
Communication in Early Years Mandatory 10 5
Developmental Psychology Mandatory 10 5
6 Practice Placement 2 Elective 30 27
Study Abroad Elective 30 30
Study & Placement for International Students Elective 30 30
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
7 Research for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory 10 4
Comparative Education Mandatory 10 4
Professional Practice Skills Mandatory 5 3
Practice Placement 3 Elective 5 30
Independent Learning Project Elective 5 30
8 Effective Infant Education Mandatory 5 3
Children with Additional Needs Mandatory 10 8
Management and Leadership Mandatory 5 3
Outdoor Play and Risk Mastery Mandatory 10 8

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Masters Degrees in institutes and universities at home and aborad.

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Contact
Dr Louise McBride
Head of Department

Email: Louise.McBride@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6303

School and Department
Department of Nursing & Health Studies
School of Science