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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People CACHE Level 2 Certificate at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

The Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate will give students a good 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.

Course content

If you are aged 16-18, your study programme will include your main qualification, English and maths, work experience or preparation for work, and non-study activities such as tutorials or trips.

This qualification provides an understanding of how to care for children when babysitting in a home environment.

It includes babysitter's responsibilities to the children they are looking after, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and fire safety.

The qualification also introduces students to the responsibilities of being a parent. It covers the welfare and care of babies and young children, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to access different types of support for new parents.

Entry requirements

Ask for two positive references.  One must be from your last place of education or training.

4 GCSE's including Grade D in English.

At interview you will need to:

  • Show evidence of current GCSE results - you are required to have four GCSEs at grade D to include a D in English Language
  • Demonstrate level 1 English in the assessment and interview which includes speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Provide two positive references.
  • Present a Record of Achievement from your last school.

Before starting your course, you will take assessments in English and maths to make sure that you are working at the right level.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE*.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed your course you may be able to progress (although not automatic and ensuring Level 2 entry requirements are met) into the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Further information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths already
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Course code: N092
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  • Number of planned places: 10