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Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Affecting Children Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to equip students with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses. They will learn how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding is available subject to eligibility criteria. Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in childcare or the health and social care sector.

Learning outcomes

Following this course, students will understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children. Students will be aware of common childhood illnesses and acute and chronic health conditions. They will know how to respond to common accidents and carry out basic first aid.

Course content

  • Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children:
    • Ways to minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children
  • Understand common childhood illnesses:
    • Recognising when a child is unwell
    • Common childhood illnesses that may occur
    • Policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years setting
  • Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting:
    • The role of the practitioner in relation to common accidents, basic first aid and serious illness requiring emergency support
    • Acute and chronic health conditions
    • How to manage allergies

Course requirements

It can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment. To attend remotely, students will require the following equipment:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential).
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).
  • An email account for file sharing.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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