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The Child Health & Wellbeing distance learning course is intended to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to care for children (0-6yrs) either in the home or as part of a supervised team in a childcare setting.

By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this FETAC certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course who will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an additional administration cost of €30 for this service.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Child Health & Wellbeing
  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Child Health and Wellbeing

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a nationally recognised First Aid Certificate in order to complete this module successfully. A list of recognised courses can be obtained from the Health and Safety Authority.

Course Structure

As this course is distance learning each student studies at their own pace. Each student has 12 months to complete this course.

Course Delivery

  • Online Learning Centre (requires internet access), or
  • By Post (note that there is an admin fee of €30 for postal students)

Course Content Units

Unit 1: Policies & Procedures

Unit 2: Support the Wellbeing of a Child

Unit 3: Feeding Children 0-6 years

Unit 4: Safety

Unit 5: Health & Personal Care of Children

Unit : Reflection

Practical Experience

Work experience is not a compulsory requirement. However, students may wish to voluntarily observe operations in all areas of a childcare setting. This is advisable.

Assessment Criteria

A set of written assignments, a project and one short written exam will be required to successfully complete this course.



Name: Child Health & Wellbeing- Distance Learning

Cost: 165 Euro

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Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • students can commence online learning at any time
  • Study at your own pace

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Exam Fee: Included in course cost
  • Postal students only: There is a €30 admin fee for covering the cost of post and printed material