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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

What does this qualification cover?

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. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years and social care.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wants to work, or has just started to work in the children and young people's workforce.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Certificate requires 35 credits.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering, or on a practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

The qualification is usually completed within a year.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

It provides a direct progression route to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce as they share a number of units.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

  • assistant pre-school worker
  • assistant in a children's centre
  • assistant in a day nursery, nursery school, and nursery class