1Course Overview

CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Course code: OSC1210

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Kick-start your career in childcare today!

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 included.

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

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Those who want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in childcare

This Level 2 course will provide learners with a greater knowledge and understanding of the legislation surrounding working within a childcare setting.

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

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

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

Course Content

QRN 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: Understand Child and Young Person Development

(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)

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

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

  • 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 
3Other Information

Assessment

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 who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. 

This direct observation will be used as evidence towards 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

This guided learning hours for this course are 261 hours. You will also be required to complete 200 hours of placement to complete the course.

You 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

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

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?

You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course. You will also 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 English Language.

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

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.

What is included in the cost of my 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 or have a placement to enrol onto this course?

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 3 or above (with management responsibilities) to provide written observations of your practice (at least 3 observations are required during your placement). Your workplace assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for assessment relating to your placement.

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 CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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