• » Early Years Health, Care and Education

    Baitsiléir Eolaíochta i gCúram, Sláinte agus Oideachas Luath-óige
    (Páirtaimseartha)

    Programme Title  Early Years Health, Care and Education
    CAO Code  Not available through CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  Part-time
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  
    Award Type  
    Awarding Body  HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme is designed for those working in the area of Early Years Health, Care and Education. It provides 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 programme will provide the opportunity to develop competence in a range of theoretical and practical skills related to the area of early years’ education.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Academic requirements:
    Full FETAC Level 6 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)
    A full Level 6 Major award is made of eight modules. There are 3 mandatory modules and 5 elective modules from each of the sections in the Full Level 6 Award: Mandatory Modules (these three must be completed to obtain a full award):
    Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies (6N1945), Child Development (6N1942), Early Childhood Curriculum (6N1944)
    Elective Modules (one from each of the following two sections):
    Work Experience OR Work Practice, Communications OR Team Leader-ship OR Professional Development.
    Plus three of the elective modules from the Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education Award list
    OR
    Full FETAC Level 6 in Childcare Supervision (930306) to include the following modules: Supervision in Childcare Services, Performance Management and Teamwork, Planning Childcare Programmes, Stress and Self Care in Care Supervision, Quality in Childcare Provision, Care Services Operations
    OR
    Full FETAC Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX) to include the following modules: Child Development, Early Childhood Programmes, Social and Legal Issues in Childcare, Supervision in Childcare. 
    OR
    Full FETAC Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX) to include the following modules: Child Development, Early Childhood Programmes, Social and Legal Issues in Childcare, Supervision in Childcare And a minimum of 1 module from the Level 6 Supervision in Childcare Award List.
    OR
    A Major FETAC level 6 or HETAC level 6/7 award where a significant element of the course pertains to early childhood studies.
    Professional experience:
    Each applicant must have the equivalent of 2 years full time experience in a Health Services Executive approved early childhood setting or a Department of Education notified service.
    Additional entry criteria:
     The ability to complete Professional Placement in a HSE/DES notified service (approx. 300 hours per academic year) for the duration of the programme.
     Gain the support of their current employer to utilise employment as a practice learning environment and to provide mentor support during the programme and secure Garda Vetting. 
    What will I study
    The proposed delivery schedule will involve undertaking one module per semester with six contact hours per week over a 13 week period from September to December and from February to May
    How will the course operate?
    Students will undertake the part-time degree over 6 semesters for 3 years (Table 1 Level 7 B.Sc. Ord.). Students may take up to 2 modules per semester with examinations/assessments in January and May each year. Course material for modules will be accessible online. Course work and examinations will have to be completed for various modules. Running in parallel to the theoretical part of the programme, students will be tasked with presenting a portfolio of work on various aspects of their practical work in their particular workplace setting. LYIT re-serve the right to determine suitability of placement and students may be required to undertake specialist placements outside their normal working environment. 
    Level 7(B. Sc. Ordinary)
    YearModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours
     1  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     Placement portfolio      
     2  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     Placement portfolio      
     3  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     Placement portfolio      
    Level 8(B. Sc. Honours)
    YearModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours
     1/1  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     1/2  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     2/1  Module 1      
     Module 2      
     2/2  Module 1      
     Module 2      
    *Once students successfully completed level 7 they are eligible to progress and complete the level 8 (B.Sc Hons.) programme part time over two years i.e 8 modules in total(Table 1 Level 8 BSc Hons.).
    Workshop Dates Level 7:
    Students will attend class at LYIT on:
    Course Induction:September 2014 1 .30 — 6.00 pm
    Workshop dates 1:‘Understanding Children’s Behaviour’
    October 2015, Friday 1.30 — 6.00 pm & Saturday 10.00 am — 5.00 pm
    Workshop-Placement: October 2014, 10.00am — 5.00 pm
    Workshop dates 2: ‘Children and Family Studies’
    November 2015, Friday 1.30 — 6.00 pm & Saturday, November 2015, 10 am-5.00 pm
    Summation/Evaluation:Friday, December, 1.30 — 6:00pm
    (These dates and times are proposed and may be subject to changes) 
    Course Fee:
    5 and 10 credit module costs vary inclusive of registration and tuition fees. The cost per module varies according to its credit level. A payment plan is available.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Louise McBride, Head of Department of Nursing & Health Studies by
    • Telephone: (074) 9186303
    or
    • Contact Karen Patton, Department of Nursing & Health Studies by
    • E- Mail: Karen.Patton@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074)9186376

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