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Common Health Conditions

This certification aims to develop learners knowledge and understanding of various common health conditions and the monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.

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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

Overview of Common Health Conditions

Certification objectives

The objective of this certification is to:

  • Prepare learners for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with those experiencing different health conditions.

A variety of health conditions

If you work in care, it’s essential that you know about some of the most common health conditions faced by people in the UK. This level 2 course covers a variety of health conditions including dementia, strokes, sensory loss, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. 

It’s a great way to increase your understanding of these conditions and help you to monitor the health of people affected by them. And our fully online course means you can study flexibly at a time and place that suits you.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits.

  • A total of 2 credits from the mandatory unit
  • A minimum of 13 credits from the optional units

Mandatory unit

Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions, including the observation, recording and reporting of these.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the responses needed when there are changes to an individual’s condition.

Optional units

Understand cardiovascular disease

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the cardiovascular system and different forms of cardiovascular disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of the effects on an individual’s daily life and the treatment and management options available.

Understand respiratory disease

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the respiratory system and different forms of respiratory disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of the effects on an individual’s daily life and the treatment and management options available.

Introductory awareness of sensory loss

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the impact of sensory loss, the impact of attitudes and beliefs, the strategies to overcome these barriers, and the importance of effective communication.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the main causes, symptoms and conditions associated with sensory loss.

Stroke awareness

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of stroke, their signs, symptoms and effect on the individual.

It will help learners to gain knowledge of the response required in the event of an emergency, how to manage a stroke and the support that is available following a stroke.

Diabetes awareness

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and their features, including their signs, symptoms and risk factors.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the treatment and management options, associated health conditions and how to respond in the event of an emergency.

Arthritis awareness

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, support and management of arthritis.

Dementia awareness

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how the actions of others can impact on individuals with the condition.

Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of Acquired Brain Injury, the possible causes and its impact.

It will help learners to gain an understanding of support needs to assist with communication, personality change and challenging behaviour.

Understanding mental health

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of what is meant by mental health and its impact.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of legal frameworks to ensure high-quality care is provided.

Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

The aim of this unit is to explore the meaning of learning disabilities and to consider issues that are closely linked with learning disability support. Learners will gain an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others can affect individuals who have learning disabilities.

This unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and also considers the central place of communication when working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Understand physical disability

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different forms of physical disability, their causes and the impact they have.

It will help learners gain an understanding of the attitudes those individuals with physical disability face and how to help support them manage their disability and maintain independence.

Parkinson's disease awareness

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its underlying causes, the signs and symptoms of the condition and its impact.

It will also help learners gain an understanding of treatment options, support services and strategies for managing the condition.

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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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