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Common Health Conditions

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Every hour, some­one in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s dis­ease, there are approx­i­mate­ly 152,000 strokes in the UK every year (more than one every five min­utes), and one in six of the UK pop­u­la­tion have some form of hear­ing loss. These health con­di­tions, along with oth­ers such as arthri­tis and demen­tia, affect a sub­stan­tial pro­por­tion of the pop­u­la­tion. A good under­stand­ing of com­mon health con­di­tions is essen­tial in any care environment.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is designed for learn­ers look­ing to start work in, or already work­ing in, health and social care, who would like an under­stand­ing of com­mon health con­di­tions and their effects on indi­vid­u­als. Learn­ers should be aged 19 or above to under­take this qualification.


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via an online port­fo­lio of writ­ten work

Addi­tion­al Information

Entry is at the dis­cre­tion of the Cen­tre. How­ev­er, learn­ers should be aged at least 16 to under­take the qual­i­fi­ca­tion. There are no spe­cif­ic rec­om­mend­ed pri­or learn­ing require­ments for this qual­i­fi­ca­tion. How­ev­er, learn­ers may find it help­ful if they’ve already achieved a Lev­el 1 qual­i­fi­ca­tion. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Job­s­mart on: Tel: 01733 863068 Email: jobsmart@​peterborough.​ac.​uk

Poten­tial Future Career

Learn­ers who achieve this qual­i­fi­ca­tion could progress to the following:

  • Lev­el 2 or 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Lev­el 2 or 3 Cer­tifi­cate for Work­ing in the Health Sector
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in the Prin­ci­ples of End of Life Care
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Under­stand­ing the Prin­ci­ples of Demen­tia Care
  • Appren­tice­ships in Health and Social Care.

Course Con­tent

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to devel­op the learn­er’s knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of:

  • var­i­ous com­mon health conditions
  • mon­i­tor­ing the health of indi­vid­u­als affect­ed by health conditions.

The pur­pose of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion is to give learn­ers cur­rent­ly work­ing in, or intend­ing to work in, adult health and social care an aware­ness of a range of com­mon health con­di­tions. Learn­ers may then progress to addi­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions to gain a more in – depth under­stand­ing of spe­cif­ic health conditions.


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This course has pro­vid­ed me great skills that I have now achieved a place on a Man­age­ment Train­ing pro­gramme at Con­cord Hotels.

Kim Evans



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