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

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About the course

This qualification is for new practitioners who are looking to begin working in a rewarding career with children in either a nursery setting or a pre-school. The course teaches the vital knowledge required to deliver quality provision and care for children and young people that meets national standards set in the UK and many other countries. With a Level 2 certificate, childcare workers will be much more employable in the sector and able to begin progressing in a position within an early years setting.

Cache are the UK’s hallmark of quality for people working in the care sectors and this course comes with Cache certification at no extra cost. For further information, go to: Qualification Code 600/0336/4

Study Time:    134 hours
Enrolment length:    12 months
Course Format:    Online
Entry Requirements:    None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a Cache Level 2 certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 2 qualification and does not require any practical assessments.

This course requires students to pass 12 tutor marked assignments. The qualification can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Course Content

Included in this course are the following units:

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

The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


To pass this course learners must pass 12 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

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!


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