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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Key course information

Early Years


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 must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

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

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

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

- Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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