Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, Certificate (Online)

This qualification will give you a basic understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. It will also help you make informed choice about working with children and young people.

All the units are optional, giving you greater flexibility.

How will I be assessed?

Learning will be assessed online and will be based on completion of the following modules chosen by the assessor:

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

The qualification prepares for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area does not confer competence or licence to practice.

On successful completion, you will be awarded the NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Eligibility for FREE Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley and the West Midlands.

Please note: An administration fee of £100 will be incurred if you withdraw from the course. For funding reasons you can only enrol on one course at a time.


Course Level

Level 2

Category & Subject Area

Courses for adults Distance Learning

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“I’ve always struggled academically and suffered a number of problems after leaving the army, so it was a huge achievement for me to gain this qualification. Weston College has helped me move on and I can’t thank the staff enough.”

Kevin chose to retrain after leaving the army and being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He says the support and guidance of staff has helped turn his life around and allowed him to start his own plastering business – Getting Plastered – which also raises money for injured army personnel.

What next? Kevin is now working towards the Level 2 Plastering Diploma at Weston College, while continuing to build his business.

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