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Child Health & Well Being 5N1765 QQI/FETAC Level 5

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


Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working with Children or in the Childcare environment.

Learners will be able to:
1. Outline the requirements necessary to provide for the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting as informed by national guidelines to include child protection
2. Describe the factors that contribute to the overall well-being of children
3. Outline the various nutritional needs of babies and young children
4. Identify requirements for the promotion of healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments for children
5. Describe a range of common childhood illnesses
6. Devise balanced menus for babies, toddlers and children
7. Perform appropriate personal care routines for babies and young children including the care of the child when unwell
8. Implement appropriate policies and procedures to include record keeping as required by legislation and good practice guidelines
9. Utilize a range of practice skills that support and promote the health and well-being of children
10. Apply knowledge of child development to support children to form secure and positive relationships with adults and children in the ECCE setting
11. Reflect on personal practice leading to an understanding of healthy, hygienic and safe environments for children.


Assessment Technique:     

Project 40%        Skills Demonstration  60%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:

Pass   - 50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%

G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Career Options:

Students obtaining certification in Childcare may progress to further studies at selected third level colleges under the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Other options include entering direct employment within the childcare profession as:

• Crèche/Nursery Worker

• Professional Child-minder

• Au Pair

• Pre-school Teacher

• Special Needs Assistant (SNA)

• Primary School Classroom Assistant

Play school Assistant

Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Child Health and Well Being 5N1765 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Child Health and Well Being 5N1765  QQI/FETAC is a component of Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to continue onto further education into Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6
Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their childcare role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.

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Phone: 053 91 18578
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