Certificate in Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies – QQI Level 6


Course Aims

  • The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with knowledge and understanding in relation to the social and legislative environment of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE),
  • To enable the leaner to devise, implement and evaluate policies and procedures that support the health and wellbeing of children in the provision and delivery of service, when working independently in an ECCE setting.

Course Outline

  • Factors which impact on children’s health and wellbeing to include family structure, community, culture, education, health, social services and social status.
  • Child protection guidelines in relation to children and staff
  • Statutory regulations and national practice guidelines in relation to ECCE settings.
  • Utilise a comprehensive range of specialised skills in meeting the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of relevant legislation and national practice guidelines.
  • Examine national and international social policy and how it impacts on the wellbeing of children and families.
  • Devise policies and procedures relevant to ECCE settings, ensuring adherence to legislation and national practice guidelines
  • Implement procedures for dealing with specific child protection issues
  • Critically reflect on how personal, cultural identity, attitudes and values can potentially impact on bias, discrimination and prejudice within ECCE settings.
  • Identify personal learning needs and assist others in identifying learning goals within the context of the social, legal and health framework for ECCE settings.

Course Work
Assignment 40%, Project 60%.

17 April, Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm – 10pm

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life or work experience.


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