CACHE Level 2 Common Health Conditions


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Whether you are already experienced in health and social care, or are just starting out in this field; this RQF Level 2 qualification can help to broaden your knowledge, understanding and skillset so you can effectively look after clients/patients in your care. Over the course of your studies, you will learn how to monitor the health of those with specific needs, whilst acquiring an in-depth understanding of a range of different health issues including stroke, arthritis and dementia awareness.

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About this Course

Choosing to study our Common Health Conditions Level 2 course can provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge of a range of different health conditions you may encounter whilst assisting your patients.

By learning how to monitor, carry out observations and record/report your findings; not only can you ensure that your patients benefit from a better quality of life – as you’ll be able to quickly ascertain and implement a plan of action based on their individual needs – you’ll also have a more thorough understanding of their condition (and what they are going through).

This learning programme is a knowledge-based qualification that aims to strengthen and expand your existing knowledge of health and social care. At the same time, the skills you’ll acquire will enable you to function more efficiently within this career field, so you’ll always supply a high standard of quality care.

Study Time: 100 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Paper based
Entry Requirements: None Specific

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a NCFE/CACHE certificate of achievement. All certification fees are included within the course fee.


This course is studied on paper based which means that all of the lessons and materials are sent to you through the post. You can then contact your tutor and send in your assignments through email or in the post. 


To pass this course learners must submit a portfolio of evidence containing all of the completed activities pertaining to each unit. These activities are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus, encouraging you to produce essay-style responses to its questions. Upon submission, they will be assessed by your tutor who will mark, feedback and supply you with an array of helpful tips that can assist you on future assignments.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

  • Unit 1 – Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions (2 credits)
  • Unit 2 – Introductory awareness of sensory loss (2 credits)
  • Unit 3 – Stroke awareness (3 credits)
  • Unit 4 – Arthritis awareness (3 credits)
  • Unit 5 – Dementia awareness (2 credits)
  • Unit 6 – Parkinson’s disease awareness (3 credits)

This course can be completed over a 12-month period; however thanks to the structure of our courses you can study on your own terms.


To gain this Level 2 qualification in Common Health Conditions, you will need to submit a written portfolio of evidence containing all completed activities from each unit. With 6 assignments to complete (1 task per unit), each written task comes in the form of an essay question and is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the syllabus. These will be assessed by your tutor whereupon they will mark, feedback and sign off each completed unit.

Please Note: There is no need to purchase any textbooks, as all will be provided alongside your lessons, course materials and comprehensive study guides.


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CACHE Level 2 Common Health Conditions Course regulated?

Yes this course is fully regulated through Ofqual which means it is recognised by all employers and linked to national standards. The course has qualification number 601/4306/X and a total qualification time of 121 hours. CACHE are one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK and are now part of the NCFE brand. They have historically worked only in the education and care sectors and CACHE courses are seen as the leading brand for qualifications in care. This means that employers recognised these qualifications and they lead to a higher chance of employment.

What is included in the cost of the CACHE Level 2 Common Health Conditions course?

The cost of this course includes everything needed to pass. Your lessons, tutor support and certification costs are all included in the price with no additional costs at any stage. Should you wish to buy paper versions of the course materials you can do so on the checkout for £35 extra but this is optional.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This Common Health Conditions course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams on this course. Everything is assessed through coursework which you can submit at any time within the enrolment length.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Do I need to be working to do the CACHE Level 2 Common Health Conditions?

No, you do not need a work placement. Everything is completed online from home through written assignments and there are no practical assignments needed.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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