What is this course about?

This course is designed for learners looking to work or who are already working in health and social care who would like to gain an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals and the treatment options available. The qualification has mandatory units and a number of optional units to allow you to follow subject areas to meet your own requirements. The coverage of these topics will give you a general awareness of a range of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.
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.

What else do I need to know?

The course includes: 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.

What could I do next?

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Course Code

P4064-17

Weeks
  •  20 weeks
Location

Distance Learning

Fee

FREE *


Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.