Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
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This qualification aims to equip you 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.
Upon completion of this course, you could study one of our other childcare courses from home, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Caring for Children and Young People.
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Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
In this unit, you will explore ways to minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children.
Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses
This unit will help you to recognise when a child is unwell, and common childhood illnesses that may occur. You will also consider the policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years setting.
Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting
In the final unit of this course, you will consider the role of the practitioner in relation to common accidents and basic first aid, as well as serious illness requiring emergency support. Acute and chronic health conditions, including how to manage allergies in the setting, will also be covered.
The benefits of this course include:
This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:
Nursery Worker – up to £19,000 per annum.
Childcare Assistant – up to £20,000 per annum.