Where will this course lead?

This qualification will give learners a basic 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.

What will I study?

This qualification consists of a subset of the following optional units:

  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss
  • Importance of play for early learning
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The value of play to young children
  • Young children's development
  • Craft activities with young children
  • Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting
  • Caring for young children in a babysitting environment
  • Rights and responsibilities in relation to parenting
  • Parenting and healthy lifestyles
  • Parenting a young baby
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Children's play and leisure activities in the community
  • Sharing learning experiences with children

How will this course be delivered?

This course is delivered via the method 'distance learning' which means you can choose when and where you study. 

What qualifications will I get?

Upon completion of these units, you will be awarded with a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.

How will I be assessed?

 You will be required to complete a paper based workbook, which you will then post or email to the College for marking. Feedback will then be provided to you and you will be informed if you have passed or required to re-submit work.

How do I get a place on the course?

Contact the Enrolment team on 01789 266245 or email: hello@stratford.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Due to funding eligibility, all candidates must be a minimum of 19 years old and have lived in the UK for 3+ years.

What else do I need to know?

This course is currently free to all learners. However, non-completers may be charged a fee of £100.


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