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Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Certificate Level 2

This course is designed for those who are currently working or would like to work within the health and social care sector in a wide range of job roles. It will provide you with the knowledge to answer a series of questions leading to a Level 2 Accredited Qualification.

There are11 mandatory units to complete:
1 Understand how infection is spread
2 Understand ways to minimise cross infection when working with babies and young children
3 Understand the role of healthy initiatives when working with babies, young children and families
4 Know about potential signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern
5 Understand how to recognise when a baby or young child is unwell
6 Understand how to support and care for a baby or young child who is unwell in the early years setting
7 Understand the policies and procedures relating to the care of babies and young children who are unwell in an early years setting
8 Understand accidents that may occur in an early years setting
9 Understand serious illness in babies and young children
10 Understand the management of acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting
11 Understand allergies and food intolerance

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Course Length
1 week

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is funded and available for learners age 19 and above who have lived in the UK for 3 years+

Delivery and Assessment

All resources will be made available to you via an online e-learning platform or paper based format with support from your allocated Assessor.


Once you have successfully completed this course you could continue to study other NCFE courses or secure employment in the health and social care sector.