Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and well being of infants and children they support/care for.

    • Evidence your competency to employers
    • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
    • Further your personal and professional development
    • Understand how infection is spread
    • Understand ways to minimise cross infection when working with babies and young children
    • Understand how to recognise when a baby or young child is unwell
    • Understand how to support and care for a baby or young child who is unwell in the early years setting
    • Understand serious illness in babies and young children
    • Understand allergies and food intolerance

You will be provided with all the information required for the qualifications, available paper based and online depending on your needs. Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
10 Weeks (120 GLH)
Course location:
Across Somerset.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who work with children or have their own children and would like to further their understanding of common childhood illnesses.

Key facts:

  • Nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Unit 1 - Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
  • Unit 2 - Understand common childhood illnesses
  • Unit 3 - Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

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To apply or find out more information about the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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