CAO Code LY906
  Letterkenny Campus

Higher Certificate

Early Childhood Care, Health & Education

2 years  /    Level 6  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Higher Certificate in Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education prepares you for a fulfilling career caring for infants and young children, taking responsibility for their health, education and well being. It’s a rewarding course that will provide you with a springboard to an exciting future in healthcare.

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

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Introduction to Psychology and Sociology Mandatory 10 6
Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory 5 4
Professional Scholarship Mandatory 5 5
Education & Play Mandatory 10 6
2 Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory 5 4
The Early Years Environment Mandatory 10 6
Curriculum Studies Mandatory 5 4
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
Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory 10 6
Child Health & Disability Mandatory 10 6
Research Process & Methods Mandatory 5 4

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

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

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303

Head of Department Dr Louise McBride
Email: nursingandhealthstudies@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186308

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Early Education & Social Studies