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Course Overview

This course will give you an understanding of the common health conditions that present themselves in children, and how infections can be spread in childcare settings.

The course is ideal for people who work with children, such as early years practitioners, residential support workers and childhood protection services.

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Common Childhood Illnesses

What will I learn?

This course is made up of 3 units:

  • Understanding how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children 
  • Understanding common childhood illnesses
  • Understanding health emergencies and specific health conditions in early years setting

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 

10 to 12 days - the incubation period of chickenpox
3 to 8 common colds a year is common in young children
36.4 degrees is a normal temperature for children
Asthma is a common long-term condition in childhood

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

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If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

Need support enrolling? 

If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call us on 01388 741336.

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