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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years

01/08/2019

16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview


This qualification will increase your knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. You’ll be enabled to promote the development and well-being of the infants and children you support and care for between the ages of 0 and 5 years old. Tailor your learning to suit you with this online, distance-learning course, honing your skills and building your knowledge at a pace that suits you.


What will I learn?


You’ll cover three mandatory units: how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to understand common childhood illnesses, and how to understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting.

Entry Requirements


- Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.
- Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.
- Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


- This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 3 months.

Additional Costs and Information


- All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.
- This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
- Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years


Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

At any one time, there are over 80,000 social care vacancies in England

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