The purpose of this module 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 wellbeing of children in the provision and delivery of service, when working autonomously in an ECCE setting.
The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification
- Be familiar with international perspectives on early childhood education and care.
- Learn about a range of factors influencing and impacting on early childhood education and care in Ireland.
- Create an awareness of statutory regulations and voluntary guidelines, which relate directly to and impact on early childhood education and care settings.
- Gain an understanding of and interpret social policy as it impacts on children and their families.
- Gain an understanding of the procedures for dealing with suspected or actual abuse and the need for support for children, families and staff.
- Increase your understanding of the principles of equality and its application in an early childhood education and care setting.
The requirements for entry to the Childcare Social Legal and Health Studies Level 6 Minor Award are, Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent qualifications or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Certificate and/or relevant life and work experiences.
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The following content will be covered in this course:
- Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on children’s health and wellbeing to include family structure, community, culture, education, health, social services and social status
- Evaluate child protection guidelines in relation to the protection of children and staff
- Assess statutory regulations and national practice guidelines, which relate directly to and impact on early childhood care and education 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 a range of policies and procedures relevant to ECCE settings, ensuring adherence to legislation and national practice guidelines
- Implement procedures for dealing with specific child protection issues
- Evaluate the relevance of policies and procedures which safeguard children within ECCE settings
- 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.
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:
Assessment Format: Assignment 40% / Project 60%
Assignment – An assignment is usually carried out over an extended period of time and the assignment brief will require candidates to show:
- An understanding and application of concepts.
- A selection of relevant research techniques and sources of information.
- An ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Project – A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Projects 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 – Childcare Social Legal and Health Studies Level 6 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland
On successful completion of this Childcare Social Legal and Health Studies course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6