Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This is a QCF qualification which covers the following:

Mandatory unit:
Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.

Optional units:
1) Understand cardiovascular disease. 2) Understand respiratory disease. 3) Introductory awareness of sensory loss. 4)Stroke awareness. 5) Diabetes awareness. 6) Arthritis awareness. 7) Dementia awareness. 8) Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals. 9) Understanding mental health. 10) Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities. 11) Understand physical disability. 12) Parkinson’s disease awareness.

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.

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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. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.


What could I do next?


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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

£28,517

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 426
2019 424
2020 422

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,470 10%
£21,611 25%
£28,517 50%
£35,714 75%
£42,099 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

19 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.35%
25-34 28.47%
35-44 23.34%
45-54 29.3%
55-64 11.68%
65+ 1.82%

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

£26,187

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 201
2019 205
2020 208

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,326 10%
£20,072 25%
£26,187 50%
£33,571 75%
£39,416 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

12 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.52%
25-34 22.75%
35-44 25.07%
45-54 24.54%
55-64 16.41%
65+ 4.69%

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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