Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is avalible until the end of February, but must be completed by 30 June. This course is due to restart on the 1 August 2020. 

This qualification is designed for learners who would like an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working 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.


Tuition £0
Fee Remission Yes

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits:

  • Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions (2 credits)
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss (2 credits)
  • Stroke awareness (3 credits)
  • Arthritis awareness (3 credits)
  • Dementia awareness (2 credits)
  • Understanding mental health (4 credits)
  • Parkinson’s disease awareness (3 credits)

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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What Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care


Possible employers

The qualification can support progression to further sector specific training and qualifications for the following types of roles:

  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Clinical healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental Health support worker
  • Mental Health outreach worker
  • Substance misuse worker
  • Counsellor
  • Health education/health promotion worker
  • Non-clinical roles within healthcare, such as reception staff, porters, drivers, etc.


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.


If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions

please contact our Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299



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Start Dates

Stage 9039/201PFA
Mode Online Free
Year Year 1
Duration 26 Weeks
Start 01/08/2020
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