The Children & Young People’s Workforce – CACHE Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course is designed for students who are wanting to work in the child care sector in a supervised capacity. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in child care will benefit and it provides a starting point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector. It provides an ideal route into a career in child care and results in a fully recognised qualification which enables students to work competently in a supervised capacity.
The aims of this course are to allow students to develop:
- An understanding of the role of learning and development in child care settings, and the legislative context within which child carers operate.
- An understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required of a child carer at this level.
- An understanding of early education framework.
On successful completion students will receive the CACHE Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits.
Because this is a competence based qualification, students will need to have a placement in a child care setting in which to gather evidence of skills and learning, and you will need to nominate a workplace supervisor who will oversee your practical evidence gathering. The nominated person could be someone with a management qualification or anyone with a level 3 childcare qualification who is licensed to work unsupervised in a nursery. It is recommended that students have a work placement for the duration of their studies. This could be a full time position or a voluntary position of 1 or 2 mornings, afternoons or days per week.
People intending to gain the level 3 Early Years Educator qualification will find this an ideal first step which introduces the format of knowledge and competence based qualifications, before embarking on the longer and more demanding level 3 course qualification which needs to be studied over a 2 year period.
- Unit 1: Child and Young Person Development (2 Credits)
- Unit 2: Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development (3 Credits)
- Unit 3: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People (3 Credits)
- Unit 4: Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety (3 Credits)
- Unit 5: Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People (3 Credits)
- Unit 6: Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People (2 Credits)
- Unit 7: Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour (2 Credits)
- Unit 8: Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings – (3 Credits)
- Unit 9: Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings (3 Credits)
- Unit 10: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings (2 Credits)
- Unit 11: Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People (3 Credits)
- Unit 12: Understand Child & Young Person’s Development (4 Credits)
- Unit 13: Support Children & Young People’s Health & Safety – (2 Credits)
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Each of the units requires students to provide relevant coursework to make up there complete portfolio. The portfolio will consist of a mixture of knowledge based tasks requiring text based / essay style answers, and evidence of practical skills which include witness statements, observations and discussion records based on your workplace experience. The practical aspects will need to be overseen by a nominated workplace supervisor from a placement setting.
The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will gain a Level 2 Children & Young People’s Workforce Qualification issued by CACHE.
This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No. 601/3395/8). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits.
Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
CACHE are a national awarding body who offer high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). In 1994 the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. They offer a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. This course is purchased through Distance Learning Centre, a partner of Kendal Publishing. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by Kendal Publishing who are an approved CACHE centre for assessment and certification.