The Introducing Caring for Children & Young People – CACHE Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course leads to an introductory childcare qualification suitable for students without any or with little previous knowledge or experience in this sector, but who feel that they can study at above the level 1 foundation standard.
This level 2 certificate qualification could be suitable as a piece of initial training for someone wanting to work in or for someone already working within a supervised capacity. This course is designed to cover the areas we feel are most important for someone seeking a comprehensive introduction to the childcare sector. The focus is mainly on children’s’ welfare and health and safety.
On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 16 Credits.
- Unit 1: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 Credits)
- Unit 2: Respecting and valuing children (2 Credits)
- Unit 3: Importance of play for early learning (6 Credits)
- Unit 4: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet (3 Credits)
- Unit 5: Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting (2 Credits)
There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.
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.
The course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your course tutor. There is no external examination required.
The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will gain a Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children & Young People Qualification issued by CACHE.
This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No: 600/0336/4). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification and has 16 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 O-S-C. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by O-S-C who are an approved CACHE centre for assessment and certification.