Child Health & Well Being (QQI Lvl 5)

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  • Course Fee: Special Offer price only: €264.00.
  • Award: QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Child Health and Well Being (5N1765)
  • NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • Garda Vetting Provided.
  • Student work placement Insurance covered at no extra cost.



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.


Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • 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.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.

Course Details


Topics covered include:

  • Unit 1: Safety
  • Unit 2: Health
  • Unit 3: Feeding Babies and Children
  • Unit 4: Nappy-Changing and Toileting.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate and or relevant work/life experiences.
  • Students must currently be working (or on work experience) in the childcare sector for a minimum of 6-8 hours per week, throughout the course, as assessments will require learners to draw upon practical experience and to also complete the Skills Demonstration element.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.

Work Placements:

If students are not able to secure a Work Placement or provide Insurance for the duration required please contact us to discuss further as we may be able to assist students with placements and work place insurance in certain circumstances.

The Open College is also registered with the Garda vetting Unit and is in a position to offer students a Garda vetting service. There may be a delay in processing applications with the Garda Vetting Unit due to high demand so we advise you to complete the form on registration.

Progression to further Studies:

  • This course leads to a level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Learners can use this credit towards completing the major award in Early Childhood Care and Education – 5M2009.


Skills Demonstration 60%
Project 40%

Skills Demonstration: In one or more skills demonstrations, candidates will be observed completing a range of skills:

  • Prepare a balanced menu plan for either a baby, toddler or young child
  • Prepare a notice for parents informing them of an outbreak of a common childhood illness
  • Devise a physical activity plan for either babies, toddler and young children
  • Carry out a nappy changing AND bottle feeding routine.

Project: The internal assessor will devise a project brief that requires candidates to demonstrate their understanding of health and safety issues in a childcare setting.
Through the project, candidates will also demonstrate:

  • their understanding and application of concepts in caring for children
  • use of relevant research skills and sources of information
  • their ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations.

All participants must have access to a professional Childcare environment to fulfil the practical assessment requirements of the course.


  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Child Health and Well Being (5N1765).
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This  Child Health and Well Being 5N1765 (QQI Level 5) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.