Although there are many different illnesses which can be experienced during childhood, there are several which are common to many babies and children. Therefore, it is crucial that those who work, or want to work, with babies and children in an early years setting develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. Not only will this help in ensuring babies and children who are unwell receive the care they need, but it will also help lessen the possibility of the illness spreading to others.
This course will equip learners with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting.
Students wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.
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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.
You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit.
This course is available paper-based too on request.
You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.
This is a 16-week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16 week timeframe.
This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. Anyone who aims to progress on to further qualifications and employment within the health and social care sector, particularly within an early years setting will benefit from this course and it is suitable for learners aged 19 or above.
This course is split into three manageable units:
- Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
- Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses
- Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting
Benefits to completing this course:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector
- This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
- Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
- Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed
Students who achieve this qualification could progress to studying a level 2 in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings, Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, Introduction to Early Years Education and Care, Supporting Teaching and Learning and alevel 3 in Childcare and Education, Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare and Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.
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