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Distance Learning
  • distancelearning
  • healthandsocialcare

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Distance Learning

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    148 hours

  • Awarding/validation body:


Course Overview

This common health conditions level 2 qualification aims to ensure that you develop awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, arthritis and physical disability. Your will also discover how to care for individuals and enable them to manage, monitor and control their condition.

Course Highlights

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

In this unit, your learners will discover how to monitor the health of individuals affected by health conditions, including observation, recording and reporting. This unit will also develop learners’ knowledge of the responses needed when there are changes to an individual’s condition.

Unit 2: Understand cardiovascular disease

Within this unit, your learners will gain an understanding of the cardiovascular system and the different forms of cardiovascular disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors. This unit will also highlight the effects on an individual’s daily life, as well as the treatment and management options available.

Unit 3: Stroke awareness

This unit covers the different types of stroke and their signs, symptoms and effect on the individual. Your learners will develop their knowledge of the response required in the event of an emergency and the support that is available following a stroke.

Unit 4: Arthritis awareness

Within this unit, your learners will develop an understanding of the different types of arthritis, including their causes, signs and symptoms. Learners will also expand their knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment options, support systems and management of arthritis.

Unit 5: Understand physical disability

Your learners will discover the different forms of physical disability, their potential causes and the impact physical disability can have. This unit educates learners to provide support to individuals with physical disabilities, help them to manage their disability and maintain their independence.

Unit 6: Parkinson’s disease awareness

This unit provides your learners with an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its underlying causes. Learners will discover the signs and symptoms of the condition and its impact. This unit also outlines the treatment options, support services and strategies available for managing the condition.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field.


Paper based learning materials with online assessment

Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
  • If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
  • A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
  • Not enrolled in any other distance learning course with us

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.