Common Childhood Illnesses

This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of common childhood illness.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Learning Method

    Online learning materials with online assessment

  • Awarding body

    TQUK

Overview of Common Childhood Illnesses

Qualification aims

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

Knowledge and skills

Whether you look after infants and children as part of your job or in your personal life, this course will give you the knowledge you need to support their development and well-being. 

As well as learning about common illnesses that occur in childhood, you’ll gain insight into providing a safe and healthy environment for babies and children.

Course units

To achieve this qualification, learners are required to successfully pass all 3 mandatory units.

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.

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.

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.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

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Improve your CV

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Eligibility

Location

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

Age

19+ at the start of the academic year.

Qualifications

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.
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