Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate

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What is this course about?

Unit 1 – Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions, including the observation, recording and reporting of these. It will also help you to gain knowledge of the responses needed when there are changes to an individual’s condition
Unit 4 – Introductory awareness of sensory loss
The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the impact of sensory loss, the impact of attitudes and beliefs, the strategies to overcome these barriers, and the importance of effective communication. It will also help learners to gain knowledge of the main causes, symptoms and conditions associated with sensory loss
Unit 5 – Stroke Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of stroke, their signs, symptoms and effect on the individual. It will help you to gain knowledge of the response required in the event of an emergency, how to manage a stroke and the support that is available following a stroke
Unit 7 – Arthritis Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms. It will also help you to gain knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, support and management of arthritis
Unit 8 – Dementia Awareness
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how the actions of others can impact on individuals with the condition
Unit 13 – Parkinson’s Disease Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its underlying causes, the signs and symptoms of the condition and its impact. It will also help learners gain an understanding of treatment options, support services and strategies for managing the condition

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Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.


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Medical and Dental Technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£26,790

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 395
2020 389
2021 385

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,179 10%
£21,091 25%
£26,790 50%
£33,966 75%
£39,520 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

17 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.29%
25-34 28.13%
35-44 24.3%
45-54 28.94%
55-64 11.52%
65+ 1.79%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.38%
Level 1 6.1%
Level 2 10.2%
Level 3 23.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.94%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.91%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 6.31%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.7%

Health Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of technical and complementary support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 321: Health Associate Professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advises and prescribes in areas of complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Inserts needles under the skin, administers aromatic herbs and oils and massages body to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£22,693

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 216
2020 218
2021 220

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,018 10%
£17,971 25%
£22,693 50%
£29,016 75%
£33,717 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

13 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.34%
25-34 22.14%
35-44 24.66%
45-54 25.89%
55-64 16.36%
65+ 4.59%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.6%
Level 1 3.86%
Level 2 10.2%
Level 3 16.23%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 23.29%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 31.06%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.74%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.01%
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