L2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

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The purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working in, or intending to work in, adult health and social care an awareness of a range of common health conditions. This is a self-directed study programme. The duration of the course is 6-12 weeks.

Course Information

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 purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working in, or intending to work in, adult health and social care an awareness of a range of common health conditions. Learners may then progress to additional qualifications to gain a more in-depth understanding of specific health conditions.

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Who is this course for?

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.

Units / Modules

This qualification covers the following: Mandatory unit:

  • Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

Optional units:

  • Understand cardiovascular disease
  • Understand respiratory disease
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss
  • Stroke awareness
  • Diabetes awareness
  • Arthritis awareness
  • Dementia awareness
  • Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
  • Understanding mental health
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand physical disability
  • Parkinson's disease awareness

The qualification has mandatory units and a number of optional units to allow you to follow subject areas to meet your own requirements. The coverage of these topics will give you a general awareness of a range of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

Benefits / Skills

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the chosen units. Grades are not awarded. The Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions is internally assessed. Grades are not awarded.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Career Progression

The qualification can support progression to further sector specific training and qualifications for the following types of roles:

  • Support Worker (Supported Living)
  • Healthcare Support Service Worker
  • Clinical Healthcare Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Health Education Worker
  • Health Promotion Worker
  • Non-clinical roles within healthcare, such as reception staff, porters, drivers etc. The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Horizontal progression into, for example:
    • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
    • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support
    • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
    • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
    • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
    • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
    • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
    • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
    • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Vertical progression into, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

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Course Details

Duration

6-12 weeks

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

77214-01

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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