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CACHE Childcare Level 2 at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Course content


You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills that you will need to enter employment and work with young children and their families or it will help you progress onto a Level 3 study pathway. Some of these are listed below:

Communication                                                                   Health and safety

Personal development                                                        supporting children and young people

Equality and inclusion                                                        positive environments for children

Children’s and young people development                   partnership working in services

Safeguarding the welfare of children                              paediatric – first aid

Maintain and support relationships with children         paediatric- illness and injury

Supporting positive behaviour

Entry requirements

This level 2 Diploma is for students who wish to work with children and young people in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of children’s services. This qualification will prepare you to work in a supervised capacity. The course will also provide students opportunities to link theory to practice by carrying out practical training in appropriate settings. 



  • Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework.
  • You will be assessed through written assignments set by CACHE and also in real work environments by qualified vocational assessors.

Future opportunities


On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to progress to a level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people’s workforce qualification. 

This course also allows students to progress into various job roles such as;

Assistant playgroup workers

Assistants in children’s centres

Assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools.

Registered child-minders and nannies

Further information


You will need to complete a CRB check before you begin your placement and should apply for this by July 2012.The cost of your CRB check will be refunded to you once you have started the course.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.