NCFE CACHE Certificate in Common Health Conditions Level 2 RQF

Course code: NC011

If you’re working or wanting to work in adult health and social care, this course is the perfect base to give an in depth understanding of common health conditions…

  • Gain an insight into various common health conditions.
  • Understanding the monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career in the care industry.
  • Achieve a career working in a care environment.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in common health conditions, this course is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to work in a care environment.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 100 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked portfolio of evidence.

Course content

Number: 601/4306/X

  • Importance of monitoring the health of individuals
  • Ways in which the health of individuals can be monitored
  • Observations have been agreed to monitor health conditions
  • Respecting the individual's dignity and privacy
  • Minimising fears and concerns
  • Following agreed ways of working
  • Records of observations
  • Understand when Immediate action should be taken
  • Review information with others
  • Requirements for monitoring
  • How changes to monitoring processes should be implemented
  • Negative and positive impacts on individuals with sensory loss
  • Attitudes and beliefs
  • Overcoming disabling attitudes and beliefs
  • The importance of effective communication
  • Communicating with individuals with: sight loss, hearing loss and deaf-blindness
  • How information is made accessible to individuals with sensory loss
  • Main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Difference between congenital and acquired sensory loss
  • How to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and/or hearing loss
  • The indicators and signs of: sight loss, deaf-blindness and hearing loss
  • Advice and support in relation to sensory loss
  • Report concerns about sensory loss
  • How concerns about sight and/or hearing loss can be reported
  • Changes in the brain associated with stroke
  • Conditions that may be mistaken for stroke
  • The differences between stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Key stages of stroke
  • Assessment tests
  • Potential changes that because of a stroke
  • Management of risk factors for stroke
  • Prevalence of stroke in the UK
  • Risk factors
  • Reducing the risk of stroke and subsequent stroke
  • Importance of emergency response and treatment for stroke
  • Why stroke is a medical emergency
  • Actions to be taken in response to an emergency stroke
  • Impact on the individual
  • Correct early positioning for airway management
  • Reporting relevant and accurate history of the incident
  • The management of stroke
  • Support available
  • Agencies and resources
  • The most common types of arthritis
  • How arthritis affects the joints
  • The signs and symptoms
  • The possible causes of arthritis
  • The risks for arthritis
  • Treatment options and support services
  • How arthritis is diagnosed
  • Treatment options including: medication, surgery, physical therapies, complementary and alternative therapies
  • Support services including: The individual's GP, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists
  • Experience of living with arthritis
  • Strategies for managing the condition
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Psychological impact including: the individual, carers and relatives
  • Psychological distress
  • Key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia
  • Know why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia
  • Key features of the theoretical models of dementia
  • The social model of dementia
  • Whey dementia should be viewed as a disability
  • Most common types of dementia and their causes
  • Most common causes of dementia
  • The likely signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Prevalence rates for different types of dementia
  • Factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
  • Attitudes and behaviours of others
  • The main signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  • The possible underlying causes
  • Risk factors
  • Differences between young onset Parkinson's disease and traditional onset Parkinson's disease
  • Similarities between young onset Parkinson's disease and traditional onset Parkinson's disease
  • Conditions that may be mistaken for Parkinson's disease
  • Treatment options and support services
  • How Parkinson's disease is diagnosed
  • Treatment options including: medication, surgery, physical therapy, psychological interventions and complementary and alternative therapies
  • Support services including: Parkinson’s nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists
  • Experience of living with Parkinson's disease
  • Strategies for managing the condition
  • Psychological impact of living with Parkinson's disease
  • Psychological distress
  • Attitudes and behaviours of others
Extra info


This course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which is marked by your personal tutor. The contents of this will include all your end of unit assignments.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. Students will receive 1 year to complete the course, which is more than enough time to complete the course. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.


There are no requirements needed to enrol onto this course, so you can start studying straight away.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you.

This course is knowledge based only, therefore you do not need to be working in a care environment.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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