CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

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Kick-start your career in childcare today!

  • Gain the necessary knowledge required to progress onto the Level 3 course
  • Develop your existing skills within the children and young people’s workforce
  • Understand the legislation surrounding working within a childcare setting
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years
Course overview

This CACHE Level 2 course is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and a career in childcare. 

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. 

Course Duration

Up to 12 months

Study Hours

261 hours of learning and 200 hours placement.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Entry Requirements

You will need to secure a placement or be working in a nursery, pre-school or school in mainland UK.


Workplace observations and written assignments.

Course content

Extra info


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification.

This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified workplace assessor.

They will need to observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements.

This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
Direct observation of practice
Professional discussion
Reflection on own practice in real work situations
Written assignments

Course Duration

It is recommended you have 212 hours of study time.You will also be required to complete 200 hours of placement to complete the course.

You have 12 months to complete the course, which is more than enough time needed. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from wherever you want, as long as you have your course materials, you can study!

Choose to study online or from a course pack.

Course Outcome

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.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.
CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements and skills are covered.


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