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Level 2 Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Level 2 Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses


Health and Wellbeing

L3 Residential Childcare


Having knowledge of common childhood illnesses and being able to recognise when a baby or young child is unwell are important skills. When a child has an accident it is important to know how to deal with the situation.

This course applies its examples to working with babies, young children and families. However, anyone that has an interest in this area may take the course.

By completing this qualification you will have knowledge in multiple areas in relation to childhood illnesses, how to prevent them, identify symptoms, manage conditions and more.

The qualification isn’t graded, but to be awarded with the certificate, learners must demonstrate their knowledge of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the mandatory units.


  • Understand how infection is spread
  • Know how to minimise cross infection
  • Understand the role of policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment
  • Understand the role of healthy initiatives when working around children
  • Identify when a child is unwell
  • Know how to care for a baby or young child who is unwell in an early years setting
  • Understand accidents that may occur in an early years setting
  • Understand serious illnesses in babies and young children
  • Understand allergies and food intolerance

Entry Requirements

You must be a British, EU or EEA citizen, had been a permanent resident of the UK, EU or EEA for the whole of the previous 3 years and aged 19 or over. If you are aged between 19 and 23, you must also hold a Level 2 qualification.


If you choose to complete the course online, you will need a computer or a laptop with access to the internet. If not, you’ll just need writing materials for the postal work booklet (it helps to underline in pencil).

Mode of Study

Online, remote delivery or postal

Course Features

Level 2


FREE* see entry requirements for conditions

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