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Child Health and Well Being 5N1765 2016/2017

Course: Child Health and Well Being
Mullingar / Naas
Start Date: 
Mullingar TBC / Naas TBC
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: Mullingar 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm / Naas 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

This course provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide for the health and well-being of children.



Course Description

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.

The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification

  • understand the responsibilities involved in providing for the health and well-being of children
  • care for the physical needs of children in the ECCE setting
  • promote good practice in child health and well-being
  • maintain an environment for children that is healthy, hygienic and safe.

The requirements for entry to the Child Health and Well Being Level 5 Minor Award are, Junior/Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent qualifications or QQI Level 4 Certificate and/or relevant life and work experiences.

Garda Vetting
Forus Training is registered with the Garda vetting Unit and is now in a position to offer students a Garda vetting service. There may be a delay in processing applications with the Garda Vetting Unit – we advise you to complete the form on registration.

The following content will be covered in this course:

  • Features of a safe environment, guidelines for outings, hygiene and safety, emergency procedures, first aid
  • Personal care routines, infection-routes/prevention, immunisation programme, signs/symptoms of an unwell child, exercises/activities
  • Feeding babies and children, balanced diet, dietary needs, feeding a baby, feeding abnormalities, healthy snack foods
  • Changing and toileting, clothing and footwear, nappy changing, bath a baby, toilet training

The assessment process includes a combination of module appropriate assessment procedures which will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course.

These methods will include continuous assessment processes such as:

Skills Demonstration – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

Project – A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Project may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artefact or event.

Grading: Pass 50% – 64% / Merit 65% – 79%/ Distinction 80% – 100%

QQI Child Health and Well Being Level 5 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland

On successful completion of this Child Health and Well Being course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5


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