The Early Years Care and Education programme takes account of wider policy developments, which highlight the importance of both care and education for pre-school children.
The simulated early years’ setting in the Athlone Institute of Technology early years’ lab and module assignments will provide you with opportunities to plan for and supports children’s interests and abilities. You will study the influence of the family and society on child development. Throughout the duration of the course, you will develop knowledge and understanding of the value and ways of working with parents, and of inter-professional collaboration to support the best interests of children.
Students experience the variety of the early years’ sector through placements in different early years’ settings, thus providing the opportunity to link classroom learning with work- based practice.
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- Learning & Development for HE
- Sociology for Early Years
- Principles and Practices in the Early Years’ Setting
- An Introduction to Curriculum in the Early Years
- Foundations of Child Development
- Creative Skills in Art and Drama in the Early Years
- Personal Development and Leadership
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- EEA students deadline: 1 February
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Note: An FL2 in Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for entry to this course.
- Applicants must be 17 years of age in January in the year of entry to programme of study at AIT.
International10000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
- Be a first time undergraduates
- Hold EU Nationality
Living costs for Athlone
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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