NCFE Certificate in Common Health Conditions


About this course

This qualification is designed for learners who would like an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

⚡️  Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+

💻  Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin

👨🏻‍🎓  Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification

👍🏽  Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology

📆  Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time

🧾  Boost your CV and job applications straight away

⭐️  Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option

What will I study?

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working 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 conditions.

Course Availability

Apply online for this course and start making progress straightaway. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

What modules are covered?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits:

  • Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions (2 credits)
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss (2 credits)
  • Stroke awareness (3 credits)
  • Arthritis awareness (3 credits)
  • Dementia awareness (2 credits)
  • Understanding mental health (4 credits)
  • Parkinson’s disease awareness (3 credits)

The coverage of these topics will give you a general awareness of a range of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.


What Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care


Possible employers

The qualification can support progression to further sector specific training and qualifications for the following types of roles:

  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Clinical healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental Health support worker
  • Mental Health outreach worker
  • Substance misuse worker
  • Counsellor
  • Health education/health promotion worker
  • Non-clinical roles within healthcare, such as reception staff, porters, drivers, etc.


Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
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