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Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945 QQI/FETAC Level 6

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in 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 well-being of children in the provision and delivery of service, when working autonomously in an ECCE setting
Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with Children or in the Childcare environment.
Learners will be able to:
1 Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on children's health and well-being to include family structure, community, culture,    education, health, social services and social status
2 Evaluate child protection guidelines in relation to the protection of children and staff
3 Assess statutory regulations and national practice guidelines, which relate directly to and impact on early childhood care and education settings
4 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
5 Examine national and international social policy and how it impacts on the well-being of children and families
6 Devise a range of policies and procedures relevant to ECCE settings, ensuring adherence to legislation and national practice guidelines
7 Implement procedures for dealing with specific child protection issues
8 Evaluate the relevance of policies and procedures which safeguard children within ECCE settings
9 Critically reflect on how personal, cultural identity, attitudes and values can potentially impact on bias, discrimination and prejudice within ECCE settings
10 Identify personal learning needs and assist others in identifying learning goals within the context of the social, legal and health framework for ECCE settings.


Assessment Technique:     

Assignment 40%            Project   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: €300 (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 Level 6 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 6 component in Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945 QQI/FETAC Level 6 is a component of
Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6

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 moving up to the next level.

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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