• 96%

    of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good

    (On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19plus)

  • College of the Year!

    (Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
Flexible16 Weeks2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification is suitable for those aged 19 and above along with being suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of common childhood illness.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and wellbeing of infants and children they support/care for.

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. This will mainly consist of a written assessment for each unit, which will be assessed by the tutor as well as two simple observation exercises. (This course is also available on-line)

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What’s next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to studying a level 2 in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings, Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, Introduction to Early Years Education and Care, Supporting Teaching and Learning and alevel 3 in Childcare and Education, Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare and Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.