QQI Social, Legal and Health Studies


Course Details

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

The aim of this course is to enable learners to build the skills, knowledge and competence in child development. The programme will ensure that learners are: (1) proficient in understanding and assessing the range of social and legal factors which impact on ECCE setting, (2) aware of legal and regulatory guidelines – Ensure that early childhood settings adhere to best practice, (3) understand equality issues and ensure that ECCE settings are bias free, (4) ensure an ECCE setting is fully compliant with best practice and laws, and (5) develop specific procedures [including child protection] to ensure full compliance.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Childcare workers, Childcare supervisors and Childcare managers.
  • People who wish to gain an accredited qualification and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • A Leaving cert or Level 5 certificate or equivalent.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • Applicants must currently be working in a childcare setting, as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Overview of the Sector

  • An Emerging Profession
  • The Rights of a Child
  • Childcare Support Agencies and Bodies
  • Support and Advisory Services

Unit 2: Social Policy and Legislation

  • Social Policy
  • The Legal System in Ireland
  • Implications of Legislation for Early Childhood Education
  • Impact of the EU on Irish Social Policy

Unit 3: Child Protection

  • ‘Children First’
  • Safe Guarding Children – Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Working Together

Unit 4: Equality in Childcare

  • Concept of Equality and Diversity
  • Creating an Anti-Bias Environment
  • Equality Proofing
  • Common Diversity Issues
  • This course is assessed through completion of a project and an assignment.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This course leads to a Level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies (6N1945).
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student July 2017 on Jul 12 2017 10:07

I really enjoyed this course and feel more confident in this aspect.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 11 2017 15:42

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by Student June 2017 on Jun 13 2017 10:16

Very interesting and relevant.

by Student May 2017 on May 30 2017 09:31

I really enjoyed doing this course.

by Student May 2017 on May 9 2017 12:27

Excellent reputation, enjoyed other modules, found tutors most helpful.

by Student September 2016 on Sep 1 2016 11:47

Insightful and Interesting.

by Student June 2016 on Jun 29 2016 09:51

My tutor Maria Farrell was fantastic.

by Student May 2016 on May 30 2016 10:33

Interesting and insightful.

by Student August 2015 on Aug 17 2015 14:09

Excellent, very well put together easy to follow and the tutor is excellent she comes back and replies to any queries straight away. she was extremely helpful and points you in the right direction making sure you are staying on track.

by Student April 2015 on Apr 1 2015 16:12

My tutor was very helpful and the staff in the office were also very helpful.

by Student March 2015 on Mar 26 2015 09:53

I Think it is very well set out and great for the like of myself with young children and unable to attend class based courses.

by Student May 2014 on May 19 2014 16:43

Excellent information and very interesting assignments.
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