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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness


Develop your knowledge with this NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness and boost your career in social care.

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness once you have successfully completed this course.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.


Study Options

or £10.88 /month*
Course code: CACHE019

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Course overview

  • Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification.
  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of strokes and the impact it has on individuals.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years.

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness is perfect if you’re currently working in the health and social care sector and you want to develop your knowledge of strokes.

During this course, you’ll learn more about the different types of strokes and how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as their side effects. You will also learn why emergency response and treatment for stroke is so important and how you can support individuals affected by stroke.

Course content

  • Identify the changes in the brain associated with a stroke
  • Outline other conditions that may be mistaken for a stroke
  • Define the differences between stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

  • List the signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Identify the key stages of stroke
  • Identify the assessment tests that are available to enable listing of the signs and symptoms
  • Describe the potential changes that an individual may experience as the result of a stroke

  • State the prevalence of strokes in the UK
  • Identify the common risk factors for a stroke
  • Describe how risk factors may vary in different settings
  • Define the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of a stroke and subsequent strokes

  • Describe why a stroke is a medical emergency
  • Describe the actions to be taken in response to an emergency stroke incident in line with agreed ways of working
  • Identify the impact on the individual of the key stages of a stroke
  • Identify the correct early positioning for airway management
  • Identify the information that needs to be included in reporting relevant and accurate history of the incident

  • Describe why effective stroke care is important to the management of a stroke
  • Identify support available to individuals and others affected by a stroke
  • Identify other agencies or resources to signpost individuals or others for additional support and guidance

Awarding body

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

Extra information

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.

This course will take approximately 30 hours to complete. You 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.

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness.

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.


You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol on this qualification, however, you must be at least 16 years of age to study this course and you may find it helpful to have previously studied the level 1 qualification.

  • Expert personal tutor support.
  • Dedicated learner services.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE CV critique service and employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for two years.
  • *Study pack including notebook, pen, and highlighter.

*Not included with the online study option.

You do not need to be working to enrol on this course.

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 Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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