1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Course code: OSC1205

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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 course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in caring for children and young people
  • Those wanting to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in a day care centre, nursery or pre-school setting  

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting
  • Develop your knowledge in supporting a child’s development   
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

What's more, you will now also gain FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 1 year on completion of your course!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

Qualification Number: 600/0336/4

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 
Unit 4: Rights and Responsibilities in Relation to Parenting

(Y/502/6963, Unit Level 2; GLH; 16; Credits 2)

  • Parental rights in the welfare and upbringing of children
  • Parental responsibilities of own children 
  • Environmental responsibilities of the parents 
Unit 5: Parenting and Healthy Lifestyles

(D/502/6964, Unit Level 2; GLH; 17; Credits 2)

  • Importance of family lifestyles in supporting child development
  • Parental responsibilites regarding smoking and health
  • The affect alcohol and illegal drugs has on family life 
  • Sexual health in a healthy lifestyle
Unit 6: Parenting a Young Baby

(H/502/6965, Unit Level 2; GLH; 17; Credits 2)

  • Parental responsibilities when caring for a young baby
  • Accessing support required when caring for a young baby
  • Recognising and responding to a young baby who is unwell
  • Providing safe and stimulating activities for a young baby
Unit 7: Young Children’s Development

(R/502/6959, Unit Level 2; GLH; 22; Credits 3)

  • Understanding the stages of development from birth to three years
  • Providing positive environments to support the development of young children 
  • Supporting young children's development by providing for basic needs
Unit 8: Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss

(F/601/3442, Unit Level 2; GLH; 16; Credits 2)

  • Understanding factors that impact on a person with sensory loss
  • Knowing the steps to overcome the factors
  • The importance of communication with a person with sensory loss
  • Knowing the main causes and results of sensory loss
  • Recognising when a person is experiencing sight or hearing loss
  • Understanding how to report sensory loss concerns
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by 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 160 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year 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.

On completion of your studies, you will also gain access to the CACHE Alumni for up to 1 year. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE Sector, providing valuable resources and advice for professionals with a CACHE qualification.

Study Method

You will study this course via 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. 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 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.

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.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

You must be at least 14 years of age to enrol onto this course. 

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 CV writing service
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for a year after completion
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
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. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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