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CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children & Young People

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12 months · Self-paced
Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring Children & Young People
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Looking to start a career in child care? This is the perfect course for anyone wishing to work in childcare with children from birth to 5 years of age. The course covers all of the knowledge needed to work in childcare as a nursery nurse or preschool assistant. Working with children is a very rewarding career and with a childcare course at level 2 you will be much better equipped to provide the best possible care for the children in your care.

This course is for new and experienced childcare practitioners to gain the necessary expertise to launch a career in Early Years. Studying a Cache Level 2 qualification, makes learners more employable and most students go on to work in a Nursery Nurse role. With units including safeguarding and child development, the course gives an expansive knowledge of childcare. The course helps to prepare learners with the knowledge to work in the childcare sector.


Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring Children & Young People

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

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About this Course

Studying for a CACHE Level 2 qualification is a mark of your competency in childcare and early years. This course is perfect as a start to a rewarding career working in childcare and teaches the basics of caring for children in different types of settings in the UK. CACHE Level 2 qualifications are the perfect start to any career working with children. CACHE courses are the leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and one of their qualifications is the perfect start to your career in early years.

Study Time: 134 hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Paper Based

Assignments: 12

This course comes with CACHE Level 2 qualification. CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Unit 2 – Importance of play for early learning

Unit 3 – Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

Unit 4 – Young Children’s Development

Unit 5 – Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting


This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 4 working days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the course and will receive your certification.


All of the shipping costs for our courses are included in the enrolment fees and we offer worldwide shipping free of charge. This means you can get started on your course for much less without the hassle of paying expensive postage costs- you can leave these to us. All of our courses are printed, bound and shipped to you first class, within 1 working day, so you can get enrolled and get started on your new course in no time at all.

Tutor Support

All of our courses come with full tutor support throughout so that you can benefit from the best education. Our tutor support team includes a number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds- each one an expert in their own field with tutoring experience in abundance. Students at Oakwood are assigned a personal tutor who provides help and support throughout their course and will mark all of your assignments so that you have the personal touch of an industry expert there to help at all times. This tutor support is completely unlimited- which means you can contact your tutor and ask as many questions as you need when working through your course. With this support you will never feel alone on one of our courses and you will always be backed by a professionally qualified team dedicated to your success.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for students looking to work in the following careers:

Nursery Practitioner

Pre-school Teacher

Creche Worker


No requirements.

Career path

  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Creche Worker

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.