This qualification aims to equip you with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting. 

Course content

Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and health environment for babies and young children

This unit will explore ways you can minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children.

Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses

This unit will help you recognise when a child is unless, and common childhood illnesses that may occur. You will also consider the policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years setting.

Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

This unit will allow you to consider the role of the practitioner in relation to common accidents and basic first aid as well as serious illness requiring emergency support. Acute and chronic health conditions including how to manage allergies in the setting will also be covered. 

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes. 


ETAThis course is run by Eluceo's partner, ETACS. Their courses are free and easy to complete in the comfort of your own home, either via the web or via materials that get sent straight to your door. They are all accredited by NCFE/CACHE. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up to the course.