Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Level 2 Certificate

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Availability & Details

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses (Havant) HP-UCCI2C-D(0000)001

Havant Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Part Time

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 year)

Examination board


Brand new for 2019-2020, the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses qualification is designed for anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of how to support the development and well being of infants and children aged between 0 and 5 years old that they support and care for.

To gain a place on this course you should hold passes in GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths, or be willing to work towards achieving these qualifications.
Also you will be invited to attend an interview with the course lead and complete a short written task based on your pre existing knowledge of how to support an infant or child who is feeling unwell.

There are three mandatory units which will be completed over a 24 week programme.

Unit 01 – Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children

The aim of this unit is to explore ways to minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children.

Unit 02 – Understand common childhood illnesses

The aim of this unit is to support learners to recognise when a child is unwell, and common childhood illnesses that may occur. Learners will also consider the policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years’ setting.

Unit 03 – Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years’ setting

 The aim of this unit is to consider the role of the practitioner in relation to common accidents and basic first aid as well as serious illness requiring emergency support. Acute and chronic health conditions including how to manage allergies in the setting will also be covered.

Your learning commitment for this course will be to attend college for teaching and learning support for appriximately one hour on a Tuesday for 24 weeks.

Your class will be held in the Adult Learning Centre on the Havant Campus, where there is a dedicated team of professionals to support you with your learning and development. Along with specifically designed classrooms for our learners and an Adult Learning Lounge where you can relax and unwind away from the busy Eat Central.

The learner will be expected to attend class once a week for teaching and learning support, then to be self-motivated to complete assignment tasks outside of class.

This course is FREE if you meet the eligibility requirements or depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive full or part funding for the course. Please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.

Upon completion of this course you will be workplace ready, or be able to progress to another HSDC Adult Learning course.

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