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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Would any of your learners benefit from completing a level 2 childcare course with a particular focus on childhood illnesses?

This qualification aims to equip your learners with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting. It is ideal for any of your learners who currently work in, or hope to work in, a childcare or health and social care setting.


Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children

In this unit, your learners will explore ways to minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children.

Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses

This unit will help your learners to recognise when a child is unwell, and common childhood illnesses that may occur. Your learners will also consider the policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years setting.

Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

In the final unit of this course, your learners will 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.

Upon completion of this level 2 childcare course, your learners could progress on to the following:


Key Information

Course Length 120 hours
Awarding Body NCFE
Learning Method(s)

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment




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