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

FREE online course, with tutor support and study materials to increase your knowledge of caring for young people

CT Skills Limited


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  • You are currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies...
Study method
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book
8 weeks · Self-paced
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Access until course completion
Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF)
Regulated qualification What's this?
160 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students


*Please first check eligibility requirements before enquiring. You must:

  • Be currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies (see the requirements section for more information)
  • Have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years - for purposes other than study
  • Be aged 19+ years
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Want to learn about Caring for Children and Young People?

Our Caring for Children and Young People free online course is essential to ensuring the safety and well-being of children under your care. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to protect children from potential dangers such as abuse and exploitation, as well as accident prevention and signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses. You will also learn about aspects of child development, promoting a healthy lifestyle and the importance of play.


Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF)

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual


160 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


All children and young people have a right to feel safe and with over 50,000 children identified as needing protection from abuse in the UK, it is important for those working in the care sector to understand the risks and strategies in how to protect children.


  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence of your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Gain an understanding of caring for children and young people to ensure their safety, well-being and developmental needs are met
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college


  • Young children’s development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The value of play to young children
  • Respecting and valuing children

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.


You must live in one of the following counties to receive funding for the course from the Department of Education.

  • Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
  • Cheshire East & West, Cornwall, Cumbria
  • Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire, Herefordshire, Humberside
  • Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex
  • Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

Career path

This course will help learners progress to a work role where caring for children and young people knowledge is required.


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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.

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.

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.

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.