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Childcare and Teacher Training

Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course next starts in September 2024. Classes are for one evening a week. There are other short Childcare courses starting in January and April.

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

This course is available as part of a package of short Childcare courses. Students can start this courses in September, January and April.

September classes:

January classes:

April classes:

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 FREE for all learners.

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

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time

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