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Common Health Conditions - Level 2 Certificate

Explore the support needed by those experiencing different health conditions

This qualification aims to develop learners knowledge and understanding of various common health conditions and the monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.

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About Common Health Conditions

The objective of this qualification is to:

  • Prepare learners for further training and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with those experiencing different health conditions.
 

A variety of health conditions

If you work in care, it’s essential that you know about some of the most common health conditions faced by people in the UK. This level 2 course covers a variety of health conditions including dementia, mental health, strokes, sensory loss, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease to name just a few. 

It’s a great way to increase your understanding of these conditions and help you to monitor the health of people affected by them. And our fully online course means you can study flexibly at a time and place that suits you.

Health conditions in the UK

In the UK today there are a large number of people living with a common health condition. These conditions have varying effects upon individuals, but they all require continual management to minimise the effect they have on an individual’s day to day life.

By completing this free course you will not only gain an awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions, but you will also learn how to care for individuals and enable them to manage, monitor and control their condition.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone already working in, or intending to work in, the healthcare sector. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to further understand a variety of common health conditions they may encounter among people in their care. Carrying out this course demonstrates a willingness to understand how to care for individuals who are living with the effects of common health conditions.

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Simple answer – if you meet the eligibility criteria below, then, yes! No fee, no card details and no trial periods… 

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility Criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

Receive an accredited NCFE CACHE or TQUK certificate

The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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The free online course is split into manageable units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits.

A total of 2 credits from the mandatory unit

A minimum of 13 credits from the optional units

Mandatory unit

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions, including the observation, recording and reporting of these.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the responses needed when there are changes to an individual’s condition.

Optional units

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the cardiovascular system and different forms of cardiovascular disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of the effects on an individual’s daily life and the treatment and management options available.

 

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the respiratory system and different forms of respiratory disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of the effects on an individual’s daily life and the treatment and management options available.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the impact of sensory loss, the impact of attitudes and beliefs, the strategies to overcome these barriers, and the importance of effective communication.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the main causes, symptoms and conditions associated with sensory loss.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of stroke, their signs, symptoms and effect on the individual.

It will help learners to gain knowledge of the response required in the event of an emergency, how to manage a stroke and the support that is available following a stroke.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and their features, including their signs, symptoms and risk factors.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the treatment and management options, associated health conditions and how to respond in the event of an emergency.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms.

It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, support and management of arthritis.

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how the actions of others can impact on individuals with the condition.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of Acquired Brain Injury, the possible causes and its impact.

It will help learners to gain an understanding of support needs to assist with communication, personality change and challenging behaviour.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of what is meant by mental health and its impact.

It will also help learners gain knowledge of legal frameworks to ensure high-quality care is provided.

The aim of this unit is to explore the meaning of learning disabilities and to consider issues that are closely linked with learning disability support. Learners will gain an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others can affect individuals who have learning disabilities.

This unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and also considers the central place of communication when working with individuals with learning disabilities.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different forms of physical disability, their causes and the impact they have.

It will help learners gain an understanding of the attitudes those individuals with physical disability face and how to help support them manage their disability and maintain independence.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its underlying causes, the signs and symptoms of the condition and its impact.

It will also help learners gain an understanding of treatment options, support services and strategies for managing the condition.

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We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

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The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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