Childcare and Teacher Training

Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2023 and will run for 10 weeks.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 19 or above. No previous formal qualifications are required.

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illness.

Course overview

The qualification is ideal if you want to increase your awareness of common childhood illness and health emergencies in early years.

Holding this qualification will be helpful if you wish to pursue a career in education, childcare or health and social care.

Course content

By completing the qualification, you will develop the knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses, which will enable you to support the development and wellbeing of infants and children you support and care for.

As part of this course you will study the following units:

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

You will be assessed by completing course work and assignments set by your tutor.

You will need to provide writing materials and stationery, a folder and a USB stick. Having access to a computer (computers can be accessed in College) would also be useful but it is not essential.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could progress to our Access to Higher Education courses including Access to Childcare and Access to Health and Social Care.

You might also want to complete more short courses on offer such as:

  • Understanding Behavior that Challenges
  • Understanding Equality and Diversity
  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

How much does the course cost?

This course is fully funded. This means there is no cost to you.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time