Bachelor of Arts in Early Years’ Care and Education (NFQ Level 7) at a glance:
- Direct entry into year two with existing FETAC Level 6 in Early Years Care and Education.
- On completion, graduates are eligible for the Higher ECCE capitation grant scheme.
- Observed work-placement in your workplace.
- Instalment payment option available, with an initial payment and three instalments every eight weeks.
- To be delivered in Mallow College of Further Education Co. Cork.
- Commencing September 2016 (Subject to minimum numbers)
- On completion, there is the option to progress onto Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Years’ Care and Education – (Level 8)
Overall Aim of the Programme
The overall aim of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Years’ Care and Education is to equip graduates to be competent, reflective and responsive practitioners in early years’ care and education settings. On completion, graduates will have an in-depth understanding of child development and early learning theory and practice. They will be able to perform effectively in a wide range of contexts involving creative and non-routine activities. They will also be able to demonstrate responsibility for implementing required quality standards in childcare settings. This programme will be delivered over 3.5 years if you have no level 6 already. 2.5 years if you gain direct entry to year two with existing FETAC level 6.
Start the application process:
Contact Caroline Burke, Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, phone 09064 83052.
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