Certificate in Child Health and Wellbeing – QQI Level 5


Course Aims and Opportunities
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide for the health and well-being of children and maintain healthy, hygienic and safe practices and environments in a range of early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings.

Course Outline

  • Requirements for the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting under national guidelines including child protection.
  • Factors that contribute to the overall well-being of children.
  • Nutritional needs of babies and young children.
  • Promotion of healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Describe a range of common childhood illnesses.
  • Devise balanced menus for babies, toddlers and children.
  • Care routines for babies and young children.
  • Record keeping as required by legislation and good practice guidelines.
  • Practice skills that promote the health and well-being of children.
  • Support children to form secure and positive relationships with adults and children in the ECCE setting.
  • Reflect on personal practice in promoting child health and wellbeing.

Project 40%, Skills Demonstration 60%.

23 January 2018, Tuesday and Thursday,  7pm – 10pm

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.



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