LYIT is offering two part-time degrees in Early Childhood Care, Health & Education (Level 7 & Level 8)
Both programmes are designed for those working in the area of Early Childhood Care Health and Education. They provide a pathway where-by those currently employed in the area may undertake a part-time degree whilst simultaneously utilising their day-to-day work as part of the course.
Designed to enhance the existing experience of the student, the programmes will provide the opportunity to develop competence in a range of theoretical and practical skills related to the area of early years’ care and education.
What are the minimum entry requirements for the level 7 degree?
- Full QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education or equivalent.
- Professional Experience Each applicant must have the equivalent of 2 years full-time experience in a Tusla registered early childhood setting or a Department of Education notified service. The applicant must also have the ability to complete a professional placement in a Tusla/DES notified service (approx. 300 hours per academic year) for the duration of the programme.
- Also, they must gain the support of their current employer to utilise their employment as a practice learning environment and to provide mentor support during the programme and secure Garda Vetting.
What are the minimum entry requirements for the level 8 degree?
To participate in the level 8 programme, you must have previously completed a level 7 in an Early Childhood Care in Education.
Subjects covered in Level 8 include:
Effective Infant Education
Children with Additional Needs
Management and Leadership
Outdoor Play and Risk Mastery
For more information click onto the Course Details on the LYIT Website
Please find the Application form for each of the courses below.
(Please note the form is the same for either course).