Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

If you care for infants or children in an individual or professional capability, it is crucial that you have a good understanding of childhood illnesses. This includes understanding why children might become ill, having the ability to spot the signs of a developing illness, and knowing what to do in these scenarios.

Candidates begin this course by learning more about a wide variety of infectious health problems that children and kids are especially susceptible to and the preventative measures that can be required to decrease the possibilities of kids developing a transmittable disease or spreading it to others in an early years setting.

Along with contagious illnesses, the delegate will also take a look at other conditions that can make a child weak or distressed, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and food allergic reactions.

The course concludes by taking a look at accidents and events that frequently involve infants and kids, such as bumps to the head (and possible concussion), burns and scalds and choking, focusing upon the actions personnel should take in these circumstances to protect a child in their care.

Who’s it for?

This accreditation is suitable for anybody wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of common health problems so that they can support the well-being of children and young kids they support and look after.

What are the advantages of doing this course?

As well as obtaining a nationally recognised qualification upon conclusion, candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the reasons that children and kids may end up being unwell. Candidates will take a look at how transmittable diseases are spread out in an early years setting and how excellent personal hygiene and tidiness routines can secure kids from specific illnesses.

Prospects will also discover how typical childhood health problems are dealt with and how to efficiently respond to medical emergencies including a baby or kid in their care. For example, they will look at how to acknowledge and react to presumed meningitis, asthma attacks, hypoglycemia, and serious allergic reactions.

The course likewise offers employers with a structured training program, offering the comfort that staff are equipped with the understanding they require to support kids who may become weak in the early years setting.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses comprises three mandatory units that are presented in two concise modular workbooks:


Module A

Unit 01: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children.

Module B

Unit 02: Understand common childhood illnesses. Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting.

Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 603/3115/X

Awarding organisation: NCFE CACHE 

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

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