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NCFE Certificate Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses (Level 2)

Overview

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.

Access to a laptop/technology is required to complete this course and submit the evidence electronically, if you have any issues with this please get in touch.
Am I Ready?

There are no formal entry requirements however learners should be aged 19 or above at the start of the academic year to undertake this qualification.  Learners must be able to read and understand the learning resources and complete the written work with moderate assistance and will therefore benefit from having a reasonable understanding of reading and writing the English language. Please contact us if you require any further information.

Course Details

YOU CAN START THIS COURSE AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR BUT THERE IS AN EXPECTATION THAT YOU WILL COMPLETE WITHIN TWELVE WEEKS.  FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE WILL INCUR A £50 ADMINISTRATION CHARGE.

Learners must successfully achieve 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.
Assessment

This qualification is internally assessed using a range of methods.

Fees & Funding

Low Income / Unemployed Seeking Work

Students that are unemployed and currently seeking work, or on a low income of up to £20,319 per annum may be able to enrol to a course at Level 2 or below free of charge. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.

Your Next Steps
  • Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings
  • Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People 
  • Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

  • • Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

  • • Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • • Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

  • • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.
Course Details
Code: PSW8073R Location: Online Learning Type: Flexible Dates: 1 August 2023
Costs: See “Fees & Funding” Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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