NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care


This course develops the skills and knowledge that you need to work with children between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7. It is accredited by NCFE Cache and is currently offered as an eLearning programme. It’s suitable for you if you:

  • Are starting out on your childcare career
  • Have been working in childcare for a while and wish to formalise all that knowledge
  • Are working as a nanny and want an initial qualification
  • Would like to work as a Nursery assistant or Classroom assistant

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress onto our Level 3 early years educator awards.

£1250 course fee plus Cache registration fee £103


Why Choose This Course?

Offered via your computer, this course is especially well suited to people who cannot attend college, it is an E-Learning course – you study where and when suits you best and in study ‘chunks’ that are manageable

It is an excellent starter course for someone exploring childcare as a career choice or as a parent wishing to understand more about their child’s development

It enables you to show on your CV that you have gained vital underpinning knowledge

The course is suited to both nannies and childcare professionals working in settings or in schools

If you have been working in childcare for a period of time this course enables you to consolidate your knowledge and gain a widely recognised qualification

Course duration

10-12 months

250 hours in a real work environment

You will be assessed using various methods by your Personal Tutor / Assessor and will need to be either already working in a childcare role or be prepared to undertake a voluntary placement for a minimum of 250 hours. On completion of the training you will be able to work as an assistant worker in settings such as: Nursery, School, Play Group or Children centres.

This course carries 33 credits
E-learning Course

Course contents

Learners must achieve a total of 33 credits: 29 credits from mandatory units plus 4 credits from optional units.

Mandatory Units

Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner

Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice Learners must achieve:

Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school

Theme 4: Professional development


Plus two of the following Optional units

Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

Support children with additional needs Knowledge

Support creative play



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