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Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2 NCFE Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners' knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and well being of infants and children they support or care for.

Course Content

There are three mandatory units to be achieved

  • Unit 1 - Understand how to provide  safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
  • Unit 2 - Understand common childhood illnesses
  • Unit 3 - Understand health emergencies and specific conditions in an early years setting

Entry Requirement

In order to complete this Distance Learning Course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:
  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year old you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


To achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievements of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units, as detailed in the qualification specification.  Grades are not awarded.

Where does this course lead to

<span >Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: <br >• Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings<br >• Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People <br >• Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care <br >• Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education<br >• Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning <br >• Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare <br >• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL072
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 26 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019