Bachelor of Arts in Early Years Care & Education NFQ Level 7 (with advanced entry with FETAC /QQI Level 6)

Bachelor of Arts Early Years Care & Education NFQ Level 7

Course Overview

  • 2

    Years P/T

  • 7

    Level

Why take this course?

This course provides the learner with an understanding of child development and early learning theory and practice.

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

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What will I experience?

Modules

Indicative Course Content -

    Year One
  • Early Childhood Law
  • Creative Skills and Play in the Early Years’ Setting
  • Social and Emotional Development of the Child
  • Applied Curriculum and Practice in the Early Years’
  • Play and Physical Skills in the Early Years’ Setting
  • Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in the Early Years’ Setting
  • Practice Placement

Year 2

  • The Politics of Childrens Rights
  • Pedagogical Approaches
  • Early Years’ Social Policy and Practice
  • Language, Cognitive Development and Second Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Inclusion in the Early Years’ Setting
  • Business Management in Early Years Setting
  • Practice Placement

Students are required to be working in a Childcare facility in order that they may complete their placement.

All students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting requirements of the Institute.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Graduates are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Years’ Care and Education (Level 8).

Additional Information

Please note: Institute induction and commencement of the Learning and Development for Higher Education is on Saturday 23 September 2017 from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Attendance on that date is compulsory.

This course can be delivered on an outreach basis, subject to minimum numbers (20 per centre) in Galway, Mayo (Castlebar) and Athlone

Enquiries: Janine King - jking@ait.ie

Course Details

Course Fees:
€3,000 per annum
Course Duration:
2 Years P/T
Registration Closing Date:

​Tuesday 12th September 2017

Course Commencement Date:

6.30pm Tuesday 19 September 2017.

24 weeks per annum, Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm to 10.00pm, (plus 4 Saturdays per term). ATHLONE

Monday and Wednesdays in Castlebar and Galway

Course Award:
Bachelor of Arts
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

FETAC/QQI Level 6 in Early Years Care and Education or equivalant

Bachelor of Arts in Early Years Care & Education NFQ Level 7 (with advanced entry with FETAC /QQI Level 6) - prospectus

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Lecturer Testimonial

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Nuala Rowland

Nuala has been lecturing for AIT for the last 3 years, and she is also Placement Co-ordinator for the part-time Childcare programmes.

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Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

This programme equips graduates to be competent, reflective and responsive practitioners in early years’ care and education settings

Work Placement

Students are required to be working in a Childcare facility in order that they may complete their placement. All students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting requirements of the Institute.

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