Common Health Conditions
Type: Distance Learning
Subject: Distance Learning
Start Date: 03 July 2023
What will I need
You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.
Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged
at least 16 to undertake the qualification. 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. For more
information contact Jobsmart on: Tel: 01733 863068 Email:
Up to 16 weeks
Who is it for
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's disease, there
are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year (more than one every five
minutes), and one in six of the UK population have some form of hearing loss.
These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia,
affect a substantial proportion of the population. A good understanding of
common health conditions is essential in any care environment.
This qualification is designed for learners looking to start work in, or
already working in, health and social care, who would like an understanding of
common health conditions and their effects on individuals. Learners should be
aged 19 or above to undertake this qualification.
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be assessed via an online portfolio of written work
What is covered
This qualification aims to develop the learner's knowledge and understanding
– various common health conditions
– monitoring the health of individuals affected by health
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 in–depth understanding of specific health
What can this course lead to
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:
– Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
– Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
– Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
– Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
– Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
– Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care.