This one credit national certificate unit enables candidates to gain an understanding of the basic health needs of children from 0-12 years. Candidates will also examine the role of professionals, carers and agencies in the promotion of child health. They will also investigate influencing factors on the health of children.
While entry is at the discretion of the centre, candidates would normally benefit from having some knowledge and understanding of the developmental needs of children 0-12 years.
The unit comprises three outcomes, the assessment for which is closed book and must be undertaken at college:
1 Explain the basic health needs of children from 0-12 years.
2 Explain the contribution of agencies, professionals and carers in maintaining and promoting child health.
3 Evaluate the main influencing factors which affect the health of children
The achievement of the above unit as well as the units Child Development: Birth to 12 years and Development Theory in Early Education and Childcare give the candidate the option to enter the exam for Early Education and Childcare Higher. An exam fee will apply.
SQA Unit Number: DM4012
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