Child Health and Wellbeing: QQI Level 5

Youth by Randy Galang @Flickr
Youth by Randy Galang @Flickr

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 settings.

Award

QQI 5N1765 Child Health and Well Being, Level 5 (part of 5M2009)

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the requirements necessary to provide for the health and well-being of children in an early childhood care and education setting as informed by national guidelines to include child protection.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the overall well-being of children.
  • Outline the various nutritional needs of babies and young children.
  • Identify requirements for the promotion of healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments for children.
  • Describe a range of common childhood illnesses.
  • Perform appropriate personal care routines for babies and young children including the care of the child when unwell.
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures to include record keeping as required by legislation and good practice guidelines.
  • Utilize a range of practice skills that support and promote the health and well-being of children
  • Apply knowledge of child development to support children to form secure and positive relationships with adults and children in the early childhood care and education setting.

Entry Requirements

  • A pass Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard.
  • Relevant work and life experience is equivalent for mature students (aged 23 and over).

Costs

  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

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