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Childcare and Teacher Training

Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2024 and will run on Tuesdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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, with these courses available throughout the year. For information about other short courses visit Childcare and Teacher Training.

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.

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.

Extra information

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

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Understanding Common Childhood Illness Level 2 Certificate Part-time

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