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Childcare & Early Years Education

CACHE Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Certificate - N092

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE OPEN FROM OCTOBER 2020

The Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate will give students a good understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. It will also help them to make an informed choice about working with children and young people.

Course Details

This qualification provides an understanding of how to care for children when babysitting in a home environment. It includes babysitter's responsibilities to the children they are looking after, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and fire safety. The qualification also introduces students to the responsibilities of being a parent. It covers the welfare and care of babies and young children, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to access different types of support for new parents.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.
  • Relevant Level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D including English Language.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and reference from your last place of education or training.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Assessment Method

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE*.

Additional Information

At interview you will need to:

  • Show evidence of current GCSE results
  • Demonstrate level 1 English during assessment and interview which includes speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Present a Record of Achievement from your last school.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

When you have successfully completed your course you may be able to progress (although not automatic and ensuring Level 2 entry requirements are met) into the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

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Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021

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If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £425.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 13:00 — 15:30 12 Quays
Wednesday 13:00 — 12:15 12 Quays

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