CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
[ UCLD27 ]
This Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People is an introductory childcare qualification designed for people with little previous knowledge or experience of the sector, but who feel that they can study at above the level 1 standard. It is a full national qualification that could be suitable as a piece of initial training to someone working in a supervised caring capacity, or as a way of boosting one's CV. Childcare is a competitive industry and anyone holding a QCF listed qualification will possess an invaluable advantage over other job applicants.
Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
Course Code: CLD27
This course is broken down into five units, specially selected to cover the areas we feel are most important for someone seeking a comprehensive introduction to the childcare sector. The focus throughout all these units is very much focused on childrens' welfare, health and safety. This might sound a bit dry, but it is absolutely vital that you understand these things if you wish to gain employment taking care of somebody's children.
Unit 1: TDA 2.2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 Credits)
Safeguarding Children's Board
A Child in Need
Policies and procedures
Caring for sick children
Promoting health and hygiene
Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious
Procedures for children with allergies
Procedures for children who are sick or infectious
Childminders protecting yourself when working alone
Unit 2: CFC 9: Respecting and valuing children (2 Credits)
Exploring Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Personal Social and Emotional Development
Dispositions and attitudes
Self confidence and self-esteem
Tips for boosting self-esteem in children
Making relationships and interacting with others
Emotions and self control
Sense of community
Balancing children's growing needs for independence with keeping children safe
Coping with new situations
Unit 3: CL2 A9: Importance of play for early learning (6 Credits)
Growth and development including physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social
Age of child stage of development explanation
Factors which affect growth and development
Feeding the imagination
Role play and imaginative play
Competitive and non-competitive games and activities
Language and communication
Linking sounds and letters
Having knowledge of nursery rhymes
English as an additional language
Sense of community
Exploring cultures and religions
Religious and cultural festivals
Recognising and dealing with emotions
Possible signs of distress
The importance of fresh air and exercise
Making exercise fun
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Science and technology
Exploring the senses
Activities to support children with the national curriculum
Unit 4: NH/L2 03: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet (3 Credits)
Main Food Groups
The Eat well plate
Health problems associated with excess and inadequate nutrition intake in children and adults
Childhood Health problems associated with being overweight
Good health and five a day recommendations
Body mass index
Key nutrients and vitamins
Non nutrient foods
The balance of good health
Recommended daily allowances from each food group
Improving nutrition and reducing health problems in children
The structure of the digestive system
Unit 5: CL2A4: Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting (2 Credits)
Identifying possible risks in the home
Using Equipment Safely
To gain the CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People you will need to pass all four units to achieve the 16 credits necessary.
What is CACHE?
CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with them from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.
For further information, go to: http://www.cache.org.uk.
Qualification Code 600/0336/4
A registration fee of £68.00 is due within four weeks of enrolment if you wish to receive your CACHE certificate on successful completion of your course.
Method Of Study
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
Method of Assessment
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
Course Length Information
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.