Bachelor of Science in Early Childcare, Health & Education (LYIT)

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date

07 September 2019

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Fees
€1999.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Is for individuals who are…

Interested in the BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education that prepares early year’s practitioners with a broad range of skills and knowledge and key aspects of leadership and management that will help shape and change young lives from 0 to 6 years through education.

Looking for…

A career working with and for children and their families, this course will give you an excellent foundation and a valuable qualification. It will give you a fascinating insight into the way children experience their childhoods and how that experience influences them as they develop.

To Become...

An Early Childhood Educator
A Classroom Assistant
A Public Health Worker
A Community Services Worker

Build Your Path To Success

01. BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

Obtain the LYIT BSc. Degree (under Delegated Authority from QQI) that will set you on your way to a successful childcare career or progress to an honors degree programme in this field.

02. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about Childcare, Health and Education in a student-centered learning environment and progress to Higher Education programmes in this field.

03. Excellent Lecturing Team

Learn from a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers; their commitment to excellence will ensure that you are guided and supported to develop professionalism in this field and equipped with all relevant skills/knowledge.

04. Student Experience

A friendly welcoming student centered learning environment with small class sizes and teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

Have obtained the QQI Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 Major Award. Applicants must have at least 1 year work experience and be presently working in an Early Childhood setting. These requirements will allow entry into year 2 of the 3 year degree. Garda Vetting is mandatory for all applicants to facilitate the work practice module.

For further details on this course, please contact the Programme Leader Mary Anderson at


Start Date:  07 September 2019

End Date: 15/04/2020

Detailed Schedule available on request.

The BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education is delivered over 4 semesters.


BSc Degree in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education Level 7

Awarded by:

LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI

Total Credits: 180


Once students successfully completed level 7 they are eligible to progress and complete the level 8 (B.Sc. Hons.) programme (in LYIT) part-time over two years or similar degree at other higher education providers.

Learners will undertake the part-time degree; 4 semesters over 2 years. Students may take up to 2 modules per semester with examinations/assessments in January and May each year.

LYIT reserve the right to determine the suitability of placement and students may be required to undertake specialist placements outside their normal working environment.

What Students Say

Fiona Greene

Fiona Greene

The knowledgeable and supportive tutors delivering the Early Childhood ‘B.Sc. ECCE’ degree programme ensures that the workload is manageable. I have gained so much practical knowledge during my studies which I can now use in my everyday work with young children and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time in LYIT.

Mary An Palo

Mary An Palo

I thank Dorset College and LYIT for offering the B.Sc. ECCHE degree programme, on a Part Time basis, as it made it possible for me to study for the degree while also working a full-time job in the field of ‘early childhood’. The College lecturers made sure that we produced ‘quality work’ over the variety of assessments that we were required to complete.

Anna Ficon

Anna Ficon


I started my education at Dorset College by studying the QQI Level 6 “ECCE/Montessori” course and progressed onto the B.Sc. ECCHE degree programme; I couldn't choose better. The help and support from very passionate tutors are extraordinary and I feel very lucky to have them by my side especially when studying and working full time.

Lily Trivisonno

Lily Trivisonno

I am studying the BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health, and Education in Dorset College / LYIT. The modules are very interesting and there are many practical subjects and workshops that give you great knowledge and skills in order to work the Early Childhood Setting environment. I found the lecturers both from Dorset College and LYIT very friendly, helpful and supportive.

Lecturer Profiles

Beverley Mole

Beverley Mole


Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson


Programme Fees


Additional Information

Students will attend the Letterkenny Institute of Technology - see schedule for details - it will involve attending on a Friday and all day Saturday. All costs in relation to travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the student - course fee schedule is outlined above.

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.