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Introducing Caring for Children & Young People - CACHE Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course

Course Format:Online Course (With Optional Paper-Based Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 180 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:2-3 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Gain a CACHE Level 2 Caring for Children & Young People Qualification

The Introducing Caring for Children & Young People - CACHE Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course leads to an introductory childcare qualification suitable for students without any or with little previous knowledge or experience in this sector, but who feel that they can study at above the level 1 foundation standard.

This level 2 certificate qualification could be suitable as a piece of initial training for someone wanting to work in or for someone already working within a supervised capacity. This course is designed to cover the areas we feel are most important for someone seeking a comprehensive introduction to the childcare sector. The focus is mainly on children’s' welfare and health and safety.

On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 16 Credits.

The Introducing Caring for Children & Young People - CACHE Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Multi-agency working; The community; Safeguarding Children's Board; A Child in Need; Policies and procedures; e-Safety; Mobile Phones; Caring for sick children; Promoting health and hygiene; Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious; Procedures for children with allergies; Procedures for children who are sick or infectious; First Aid; Missing children; Uncollected child; Child Abuse; Bullying; and Childminders protecting yourself when working alone.
The following topics are covered: The Acts; Exploring Anti-Discriminatory Practice; Personal Social and Emotional Development; Dispositions and attitudes; Self confidence and self-esteem; Tips for boosting self-esteem in children; Making relationships and interacting with others; Emotions and self-control; Self-care; Sense of community; Balancing children's growing needs for independence with keeping children safe; and Coping with new situations.
The following topics are covered: Growth and development including physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social; Age of child stage of development explanation; Physical development; Intellectual development; Language development; Emotional development; Social development; Factors which affect growth and development; Feeding the imagination; Painting; Drawing; Model making; Music; Role play and imaginative play; Competitive and non-competitive games and activities; Language and communication; Linking sounds and letters; Reading; Having knowledge of nursery rhymes; Writing; English as an additional language; Forming relationships; Sense of community; Exploring cultures and religions; Religious and cultural festivals; Equal Opportunities; Recognising and dealing with emotions; Possible signs of distress; Emotional activities; Growing independence; The importance of fresh air and exercise; Making exercise fun; Knowledge and understanding of the world; Science and technology; Cooking; Exploring the senses; Activities to support children with the national curriculum.
The following topics are covered: Main Food Groups; The Eat well plate; Health problems associated with excess and inadequate nutrition intake in children and adults; Childhood Health problems associated with being overweight; Good health and five a day recommendations; Body mass index; Key nutrients and vitamins; Non nutrient foods; The balance of good health; Recommended daily allowances from each food group; Improving nutrition and reducing health problems in children; The structure of the digestive system; and Food labels.
The following topics are covered: Identifying possible risks in the home; Living room; Kitchen; Stairs; Bathroom; Playroom; Using Equipment Safely; Maintaining Equipment; and Check lists
Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions.

Please Note: An optional hard-copy book version of the course notes can also be purchased for £48.00.

This is handy if learners also want to work away from the computer and means they have course notes they can keep and refer back to beyond their online course license.

Delivery of the hard-copy materiuals is usually within 5 to 10 day working days.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course.

Students can enrol providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


The course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your course tutor. There is no external examination required.

CACHE Level 2 Certificate Qualification

The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will gain a Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children & Young People Qualification issued by CACHE.

This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No: 600/0336/4). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification and has 16 credits.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

CACHE are a national awarding body who offer high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). In 1994 the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE. They offer a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. This course is purchased through Distance Learning Centre, a partner of O-S-C. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by O-S-C who are an approved CACHE centre for assessment and certification.

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