Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions (Blended Learning)


The initial assessment/enrolment and awareness session is an opportunity to find out more about this course and study method and to ascertain if this is the right course and right level for you.

Although there are no formal entry requirements, we want to ensure that you receive the right level of support for your course and ensure you can discuss any concerns or learning needs.

The structure of this course includes classroom-based teaching as well as eportfolio assessment and online tools to support learning and assessment.

Access to PC/laptop or tablet will be required.

Classroom-based sessions x 8 YMCA Conference Room North Shields

Following these classroom-based sessions, you will have 10-14 days to complete the online assessment for each unit.

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

  • Various common health conditions (as below)
    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 indepth understanding of specific health conditions such as Dementia.

Certificate in Common Health Conditions is a Level 2 qualification, so a good standard of literacy is required.

Course is blended learning with a mixture of classroom-based learning and use of e-portfolio system, so learners need access to computer, laptop or tablet.

Open to learners 19+

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 in a health or social care related area.


Awarding body: NCFE

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

  • Understand how to contribute to monitor the health of individuals affected by health conditions (2 credits)
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss (2 credits)
  • Stroke awareness (3 credits)
  • Dementia Awareness (2 credits)
  • Arthritis awareness (3credits)
  • Parkinson’s awareness (3 credits)

Course length

Awareness session / Initial Assessment
Starts on 15 Feb 2024
14 weeks


x1 Initial assessment/enrolment and awareness session followed by x8 sessions spread over 14 weeks of course duration.
Thursdays (every 2 weeks) 9:30am – 12:30pm at YMCA in North Shields.

Learners who achieve this qualification could chose further learning as part of CPD such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Working with People with Learning Disabilitie
  • Level 2 Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Principles of Care Planning

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