CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce
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.
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.
Up to 12 months.
261 hours of learning and 200 hours placement.
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
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.
- 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.
- Help to assess 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Know the requirements for competence in your own role.
- Reflect on your own personal work activities.
- Create and employ a personal development plan.
- 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.
- 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.
- Understand the development pattern of development from birth to 19 years.
- Supporting the speech, language, and communication needs of children and young people.
- Know how to monitor behaviour and when interventions should occur.
- Understand the legislation, policies, procedures, and guidelines when safeguarding children and young people.
- Know the importance of e-safety for children and young people.
- Learn the importance of the safety of children and young people.
- Know how to respond appropriately to evidence or concerns of abuse or harm.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
You must be at least 16 years old to study this course and you are not required to have any prior experience or qualifications to study this course. However, you will need to secure a placement or be working in a nursery, pre-school, or school in mainland UK. Students also must have basic IT skills and be fluent in the English language.
You have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated student support from our student services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- FREE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV writing service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering, or on practical placement as you will need to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.
It is important that your placement is in a nursery, pre-school, or school, and it is essential that your placement can provide you with a workplace assessor who is suitably qualified at level three or above (with management responsibilities) to provide written observations of your practice (at least three observations are required during your placement).
Your workplace assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for your assessment relating to your placement.
You will complete your assignments from home and send your work to your tutor for them to mark. They will return the assignment to you once they have marked it with detailed feedback and pointers for your next assignment.
You must also secure a placement that will allow you to complete 200 hours of experience and can provide you with a suitably qualified workplace assessor. They will observe you, comment on your skills, and write a report to meet the assessment requirements.
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.
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