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Online Learning in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2 TQUK

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Useful Information

Mode of Study: Online Learning
Level: 2
Duration: 12 weeks
Awarding/validation body:  TQUK

Please note, this course can only be funded for non- Greater London residents. Typically, learners who meet this criteria will have postcodes outside of this catchment area- gla_postcode_map_a3_map1.pdf (


If you are unsure if you are a non-GLA resident do not hesitate to contact the admissions department by calling 02087605934 or emailing

Course Overview

Course Overview
Although there are many different illnesses which can be experienced during childhood, there are several which are common to many babies and children. Therefore, it is crucial that those who work, or want to work, with babies and children in an early years setting develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. Not only will this help in ensuring babies and children who are unwell receive the care they need, but it will also help lessen the possibility of the illness spreading to others.

This course will equip learners 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 year setting.

Course Highlights
Course Highlights:
This course is split into three manageable units:
Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses
Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. Anyone who aims to progress on to further qualifications and employment within the health and social care sector, particularly within an early years setting, will benefit from this course.

You will be assessed throughout your study by a series of assessment questions which are built into the course. Your answers are automatically saved and are available for you to revise and edit at any point before submission. You submit your assessment answers to your Tutor for marking, who will give you feedback on each question.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Why choose distance learning?
• Gain a nationally recognised qualification
• Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
• Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector
• Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
• This is course is delivered via online learning, each unit will have a set deadline allowing you to plan your study time to fit in with these dates
• Learners will receive high level support from their personal tutor
• The allotted time for completion of this course is 3 months

If you would like to find out more about this course, the funding available and how they could help you take the first step in upskilling, retraining or pursuing your ambitions, before you apply then please contact our team on

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