Course DFS1902 - Child Health & Well Being (QQI Level 5)
Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €265.00
Night Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm


The Programme module aims 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.

This is a compulsory module for Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5. Class starts Monday the 14th January 2019 for 12 weeks. 6.30pm - 9.30pm.


Learning Outcomes

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. Utilise 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.

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