1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting

Course code: OSC1206

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Kick-start your career in child care, from home!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector, and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers require is covered.  

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in caring for children and young people, this NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their knowledge of babysitting
  • Those wanting to go onto further vocational study and training
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in a day care centre, nursery or pre-school setting 

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting course enables you to:

  • Understand the procedures and safety measures in babysitting
  • Develop your knowledge in supporting a child’s development   
  • Gain a nationally recognised award to kick-start your learning 

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

This Award is worth 6 credits, and will count towards the Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting and the Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People if you wish to progress further.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
2Course Content

Qualification Number: 600/0420/4

Unit 1: Accident Prevention and Fire Safety when Babysitting

(L/502/6961, Unit Level 2; GLH; 14; Credits 2)

  • The role and importance of risk assessment
  • Assessing risks when babysitting
  • The role of control measures in fire safety and accident preventions
Unit 2: Caring for Young Children in a Babysitting Environment

(R/502/6962, Unit Level 2; GLH; 14; Credits 2)

  • Responsibilites within babysitting
  • Knowing age-appropriate toys for children up to 5 years and 11 months
  • Preparing young children for sleep
Unit 3: Respecting and Valuing Children

(M/601/0116, Unit Level 1; GLH; 18; Credits 2)

  • Respecting and valuing children as individuals
  • Ways to respect and value children
  • Knowing that children have rights 
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 60 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course via distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you choose. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 14 years of age.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a theory-based qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your NCFE CACHE Award.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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