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Early Years Care and Education

Athlone Institute of Technology

36 months
Duration
10000 EUR/year
Free
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About

On this Early Years Care and Education course at Athlone Institute of Technology, you will learn to make a difference to the lives of babies and young children by understanding how they develop and learn. You will learn how to meet the needs of children, and to understand the role of the family and society.

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EEA students deadline: 1 February

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Free Fees:

  • Be a first time undergraduates 
  • Hold EU Nationality 

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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