NCFE Cache Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Education (Start dates available all year from Aug 21) Name

Course Content

Course Content

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7 years.

All candidates are required to hold a full Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

All learners on accredited courses are required to complete an Awarding Body Accreditation form; you must provide photographic proof of ID. Please bring photographic proof of ID – passport or driving licence to the first session.

You should ideally hold a level 2 Functional skills in English and Maths and be able to use a computer.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. 250 placement hours are recommended.

You will need access to a computer and build a portfolio of evidence.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Knowledge based outcomes can be assessed using non–mandatory assessment tasks provided for tutors’ convenience in this specification. Skills based outcomes must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care. Your teacher will be able to discuss and advise on the next course for you or visit the website or contact your local area office.
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 97% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2022).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual income is below £18,525.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2022, Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher.

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