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Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Course overview

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease; there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year (more than one every five minutes); and one in six of the UK population have some form of hearing loss.

These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia, affect a substantial proportion of the population. A good understanding of common health conditions is essential in any care environment.

Learning Aim

This qualification is designed for learners looking to start work in, or already working in health and social care, who would like an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge
and understanding of:
• various common health conditions
• monitoring the health of individuals affected by 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.

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions which is an nationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains four sections:
Section 1: Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
Section 2: Introductory awareness of sensory loss
Section 3: Stroke Awareness
Section 4: Extension Activities

Course content unit 2

This unit contains four sections:
Section 1: Dementia Awerness
Section 2: Arthritis Awerness
Section 3: Parkinson’s disease awerness
Section 4: Extension activities

Course code

3160


Awarding Body

NCFE/CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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