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  • Level 2 Common Health Conditions

Level 2 Common Health Conditions

Health & Social Care workers need to have a good understanding of a wide range of illnesses and conditions. This course is ideal for anybody who has a professional or personal interest in health conditions that affect older people such as arthritis, dementia and stroke.This course will take 12 weeks to complete and consists of 3 written assessments.

This course is currently being subsidised by the college so that you can enrol for the course free of charge.

This course is designed to raise the learner’s awareness of some of the most common health conditions among older people in the UK. Learners will explore conditions such as arthritis, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, sensory loss and stroke awareness. The will examine the risk factors, signs, symptoms and treatment for each one and will also look at a range of strategies that can help improve the quality of life of someone living with one or more of these conditions.

Courses are only free to people who have lived in England for the past 3 yrs, are aged 19 years or over and are not currently accessing any other government funded training.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Course fees:

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Awarding Body:

NCFE Click here to view the assessment questions
What You Will Learn
Entry Requirements
Employment Information
How Assessed?
Module A
  • Unit 1 Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
  • Unit 2 Understand Cardiovascular Disease
Module B
  • UNIT 3: Stroke Awareness
  • UNIT 4: Arthritis Awareness
Module C
  • UNIT 5: Understand physical disability
  • UNIT 6: Parkinson's Disease Awareness

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.or.uk and search using the following code 601/4306/X or follow this link

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here and Link to www.learnmyway.com.

In addition, you may find completion of this course more difficult if you are not already working or volunteering within the Care sector but you will find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or social care related area.
This is an ideal course for organisations within the Health & Social Care sector that provide support to individuals with conditions such as these. It has relevance to all types of care settings including care and nursing homes, hospitals and domiciliary care. 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.
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