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Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illness level 2 – C6511

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Course Overview

This qualification looks at signs and symptoms to look out for and how to support and monitor an unwell child. It is a great qualification for anyone working with children or for a parent or guardian wanting to know more. Everything is completed from home meaning you can plan your study around your commitments.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The course consist of 3 units which explore the following:

Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
Understand common childhood illnesses
Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

You will receive text books for each unit to support you with your studies.

Entry Requirements

The level 2 distance learning courses are funded which is great news. The only criteria is that you are over 19, have lived in the EU for the past 3 years and currently live in England.

How you will be assessed

This is a paper based course, resource packs contain your assessment books and text books. You will receive robust feedback from your tutor looking at how to further develop your understanding of the topic and progress academically.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

We have a huge choice of distance learning courses available at both Level 2 and 3. At the end of your course your tutor may suggest a suitable option for you or you can contact the distance learning team to advise you on the courses available. We also have a careers team available via phone email or in person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.

What Happens Next

If you would like to enrol onto one of our distance learning courses please contact the team or pop in to Abbey Park Campus. We enrol throughout the year so no need to delay embarking on this exciting learning opportunity.
We also offer postal inductions or can arrange group inductions at your place of work if a few of you are starting a course together.

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