1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Certificate in Common Health Conditions Level 2 QCF

Course code: NC011

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Boost your knowledge of health conditions, from home!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

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
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career working in a care environment

This course enables you to:

  • 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

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

QCF Number: 601/4306/X

Unit 1 - Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

(H/505/5382, Unit Level: 2; GLH 20; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 2 - Introductory awareness of sensory loss

(F/601/3442, Unit Level: 2; GLH 16; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 3 - Stroke awareness

(R/505/2526, Unit Level: 2; GLH 28; Credits: 3)

  • 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
Unit 4 - Arthritis awareness (3 credits)

(D/505/8491, Unit Level: 2; GLH 30; Credits: 3)

  • 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
Unit 5: Dementia Awareness

(J/505/2524, Unit Level 2; GLH 17; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 6 - Parkinson’s disease awareness

(F/505/8497, Unit Level:  2; GLH 30; Credits: 3)

  • 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
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  • Similarities between young onset Parkinson's disease and traditional onset Parkinson's
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  • 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
3Other Information
Assessment

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 12 months to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. 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 to you. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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

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.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. 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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

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.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

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

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the cost of this course.

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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