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CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

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Develop your knowledge and skills in childcare with this CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce qualification.

  • Gain a nationally recognised CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce qualification to kick-start your career.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • Boost your career in childcare with this qualification.
  • Ideal for anyone who wants to work, or has started to work, in a childcare setting.

Course overview

This CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills they need when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas, including working in early year’s settings. It is also a must-have qualification for all those undertaking the Level 2 Children and Young People’s Apprenticeship, outside of an early year’s setting.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Study Hours

261 hours of learning and 200 hours placement.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 16 years old and you will need to be able to secure a placement or be working in a nursery, pre-school, or school in mainland UK.


Workplace observations and written assignments.

Course content

Extra info


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification.

This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified workplace assessor. They will need to observe you, comment on your skills, and write a report to meet the assessment requirements.

This direct observation will be used as evidence towards the successful completion of your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments

Course duration

It is recommended you have 212 hours of study time.You will also be required to complete 200 hours of placement to complete the course.

You have 12 months to complete the course, which is more than enough time needed. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

You will study this course through 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 or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of your assignments and workplace assessments, you will achieve an CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Who are CACHE?

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.

Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

CACHE works closely with employers and learners to ensure that learners have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career, or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education, and health industries.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.

What's next?

Once you have completed this course, you can apply for roles such as:

  • Assistant pre-school workers
  • Assistant in children’s centres
  • Assistant in day nurseries, nursery schools, and nursery classes

Alternatively, you can progress your studies and complete a level three qualification to take your career even further.


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