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NCFE CACHE Level 2 QCF Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Course Code: NC016
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Kick-start you career in Childcare 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 need is covered.  

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base of working in a childcare environment, this NCFE CACHE Level 2 course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Those who want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in childcare

The Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce QCF will provide learners with a greater knowledge and understanding of the legislation surrounding working within a child care setting.

The QCF qualification for this course has now replaced the NVQ qualification.

This course enables you to:

  • Gain the necessary knowledge required to progress onto the Level 3 course
  • Develop your existing skills within the children and young people’s workforce
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • QCF Award Number: 601/3395/8

    Unit 1: Child and Young Person Development

    (H/601/3305, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

    • Learn the vital stages within a child and young person’s development
    • Understand the factors that affect children and young people’s development
    • Possible effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
    Unit 2: Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development

    (Y/601/3236, Unit Level: 2, GLH: 25 hours; Credits 3)

    • Help to assess of the development needs of children and young people
    • Support the development of children and young people
    • Know the transitions of children and young people and be able to support it
    Unit 3: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

     (K/601/3323, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Learn about the legislation, policies and correct procedures for safeguarding
    • Know the correct procedures when caring for ill or injured children and young people
    • Understand the suitable approach to dealing with abuse or harm claims
    Unit 4: Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

    (J/601/3491, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 26 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Learn the health and safety rules and procedures of the working environment
    • Recognise risks to health and safety in the working environments and at off site visits
    • Know how to react to a child or young person’s injuries or illness
    Unit 5: Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People

    (H/601/3496, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 27 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Understand the regulatory requirements for creating a positive environment for children and young people
    • Support an environment that creates a positive and comfortable atmosphere
    • Learn and support the needs of children and young people in a positive environment
  • Unit 6: Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People

    (M/601/3498, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 18 hours; Credits: 2)

    • Know how to work in partnership within services for children and young people
    • Learn the importance of communication in services for children and young people
    • Learn how to work co-efficiently with carers
    Unit 7: Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

    (T/601/7407, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

    • Learn the rules and procedures within the setting for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
    • Support and endorse positive behaviour
    • Know how to respond appropriately to inappropriate behaviour
    Unit 8: Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    (F/601/5465, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 23 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Understand the importance of communication in the workplace
    • Recognise the communication and language needs of specific individuals
    • Ensure there are no communication barriers within the work environment
    Unit 9: Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    (L/601/5470, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 23 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Know the requirements for competence in your own role
    • Reflect on your own personal work activities
    • Create and employ a personal development plan
    Unit 10: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    (R/601/5471, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Learn the importance of equality and inclusion in the workplace
    • Work co-efficiently in an inclusive way
    • Know where and how to access information about equality, diversity and inclusion
    Unit 11: Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People

     (D/601/7403, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

    • Communicate and work efficiently with children and young people
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with children and young people
    • Support and help to build relationships between children and young people
    Unit 12: Promote Child and Young Person’s Development

    (R/601/1694, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

    Unit 13: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

    (Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, and a portfolio of evidence of practical skills learnt throughout the course to your personal tutor for marking. Your practical aspects will need to be overseen by your designated supervisor, who will witness for the tasks you have undertaken.

    Course Duration

    This course will take approximately 300 hours to complete, with 50 hours of required work placement. Students will receive 12 months to complete the course, which is a lot 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 by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, and you will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

  • Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE CACHE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    The qualification number for this course is 601/3395/8.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

This will depend on the course. You will either be sent this information, or you will need to check on the supplier’s website.

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 my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I need to be working in a childcare environment to enrol onto this course?

Depending on the course, students may need to be working in a school or care setting in order to enrol. This information will be given to you or you may need to check the supplier’s website.

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 Level 2 NCFE CACHE certificate of achievement.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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