About the course
Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.
Although there are many different illnesses that 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 you 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 years setting.
The course is split into four manageable units:
- Principles of safe and healthy environments for babies and young children
- Policies and procedures relating to safe and healthy environments for babies and young children
- Knowledge of common childhood illnesses
- Understanding health emergencies and health conditions in early years’ settings
The workbook study option is most suitable for those local to Swindon, are returning to learning and would prefer to receive one-to-one support from a tutor.
This course can also be studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform. If you would prefer this option, please click HERE
- The course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must be aged 19 at the start of the academic year, have been resident in England for the last three years and be a UK citizen.
- Learners must have a Level 2 English qualification.
- Learners who are aged 19-23 must already have a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs 4 and above OR A*-C, 2 AS Levels, 1 A-Level, Diploma Level 2, NVQ Level 2).
- Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.
You could complete one of our other Childcare programmes (e.g. Children and Young People’s Mental Health or Bullying in Children and Young People)
This could lead to a job role within a Child Care environment.
What additional resources will I need?
No additional resources are required.
- However, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £135 to cover administration and learning material costs.
- For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Please contact the Fast Forward Team on 01793 209691 or firstname.lastname@example.org