NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Start your career in childcare with hands-on learning and essential skills.

About this Program

Welcome to the Certificate in Introducing Caring for Young Children (CACHE Level 2) program, designed for individuals seeking to start a fulfilling career in early childhood education and care. This professional certificate offers a thorough overview of essential knowledge and skills necessary for working with young children, covering topics such as child development, health and safety, safeguarding, positive behavior promotion, and facilitating play and learning. With a focus on practical application, this program equips learners with the foundational tools to excel in roles within nurseries, preschools, or as childminders. Participants benefit from personal support and quality educational resources. Moreover, CACHE Level 2 is accredited and recognized within the industry, ensuring the qualification holds value and credibility. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in childhood and enroll in CACHE Level 2 today!

This program Includes

CACHE Level 2 Certification

Comprehensive Curriculum

Expert Guidance and Support

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Program Benefits

For the CACHE Level 2 Diploma Program, benefits include:

Comprehensive Foundation:

Acquire a solid foundation covering essential topics such as child development, health and safety, behavior management, and play-based learning.

Career Readiness:

Become equipped with practical skills and knowledge that prepare you for entry-level positions in early childhood centers.

Entry-Level Certification:

Start your career in childcare with a recognized CACHE Level 2 certificate.

Supportive Community:

Join a supportive community of educators and caregivers, where you can exchange ideas, share experiences, and receive guidance from experienced mentors, enriching your learning journey.

Accreditation and Recognition:

Earn a CACHE Level 2 certification that is recognized and respected within the early childhood education industry.

This Program is for You If


You Want to Start or Enhance Your Career in Early Childhood Education

Perfect if you’re passionate about working with young children and want to build or strengthen your foundational knowledge.


You Care Deeply About Child Development and Well-being

Ideal if you want to make a positive impact on children’s lives by understanding and supporting their growth and development.


You Value Hands-on Learning Experiences

Great if you learn best by doing, as this program provides numerous opportunities to practice and develop real-world skills in early childhood education.

Who Should Take this Program

Teaching Assistant

Job seekers

Shadow Teacher

Resource Room Teacher

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Teacher Aide

Professionals working with children


What You Will Learn

In the CACHE Level 2 program, you'll dive into the fundamentals of early childhood education and care. Here's a glimpse of what you'll explore:

Understanding Child Development:

Gain insights into how children grow, learn, and develop from infancy through early childhood.

Health and Safety Essentials:

Learn essential safety protocols and health practices to ensure the well-being of young children in childcare settings.

Promoting Positive Behavior:

Discover effective strategies for encouraging positive behavior and managing challenging situations in childcare environments.

Exploring Play-Based Learning:

Explore the importance of play in early childhood education and discover how to create engaging and stimulating play experiences for young learners.

Building Relationships with Children and Families:

Develop skills in building positive relationships with both children and their families, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Practical Application:

Apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios through hands-on learning experiences and practical training.

Program Outline 

This program is designed in 5 units:
Unit 1: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
Unit 2: Importance of Play for Early Learning
Unit 3: The Value of Play to Young Children
Unit 4: Young Children’s Development
Unit 5: Sharing Learning Experiences with Children

How to successfully complete this course

To complete this program, you will need to do the following: 


Age Requirement:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Educational Requirements:

High school degree required.

Professional Requirements:

To complete the requirements of this program effectivly, learners and recommended to work or volunteer in an early childhood education setting.

Technical Skills:

Basic proficiency in computer use, including internet navigation, email, and document creation, is essential for completing course requirements.

Your Success Team

From the moment you enroll into this program, you will have the full support of experienced tutors, assessors, and student support team, who will always be on hand to answer your questions, queries or concerns.

You can reach out to our team and acquire all the advice and guidance you could ever need. Similarly, through your written assignments, our personal tutors can provide you with tons of valuable feedback and tips, which can be used to boost your grades and maximise your results.

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Arabian Child is a leading teacher training institute accredited by International UK awarding bodies and local regulatory authorities. Arabian Child has offices in Boston, Dubai, Bahrain, Riyadh and Oman offering 120 programs from 15 years to more than 14,000 learners.

CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading sector specialist in health, care and education and is now a trademark owned by NCFE. CACHE has developed qualifications of excellence for over 70 years to more than 1,000 UK-based and overseas delivery partners.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai.

Global Childhood Academy (GCA) is a global online learning platform. GCA is one of the world’s top platforms that serves the best training providers from around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Arabian Child is a leading organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of early childhood education in the Middle East. Established with the mission to support educators, parents, and policymakers, Arabian Child offers a wide range of professional development programs, resources, and services designed to improve the standards of early childhood education. Our team of experts collaborates with international and regional partners to deliver evidence-based training and certification courses, ensuring that every child receives the best start in life. Through our comprehensive approach, we empower educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to create nurturing, stimulating, and safe learning environments for young children.

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognized across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.

NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education) is a UK-based educational charity and awarding organization with over 175 years of experience. They focus on vocational and technical learning, providing a wide range of qualifications and innovative assessment methods. Their mission is to promote and advance learning to improve lives, ensuring no learner is left behind. NCFE works with thousands of providers and stakeholders, offering support and resources to help learners achieve their educational and career goals.

Global Childhood Academy (GCA) is a global online learning platform. GCA is one of the world’s top platforms that serves the best training providers from around the world.

This qualification is for new practitioners who are looking to begin working in a rewarding career with children in either a nursery setting or a pre-school. The course teaches the vital knowledge required to deliver quality provision and care for children and young people.

Understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

  • Importance of play within early learning.
  • Understanding of the value of play in the development of young children and how the role of the adult supports this.
  • Know how young children’s development during the first three years of their lives and how meeting their basic needs supports development.
  • Develop the learners’ knowledge and understanding of types of learning experiences which could be shared with children, and the importance of these experiences in promoting learning.

1. Learners must be at least 18 years of age and a minimum high school certificate.

2. Learners must have an appropriate level of reading, writing, and communication skills.

3. Learners must be able to surf the internet, send and receive emails and complete work using a comp

This is a knowledge-based only qualification and does not require any practical assessments. It is recommended to secure a placement or volunteer in a setting (nursery or preschool) to maximize the benefits of this course.

Assessments in the CACHE Level 2 program will include:

  1. Practical Assignments: Tasks that require you to apply your learning in real-world scenarios.
  2. Written Assignments: Essays and reports to demonstrate your understanding of theoretical concepts.
  3. Reflections: Reflective exercises to help you critically evaluate your learning and experiences.

Yes, upon successful completion of the CACHE Level 2 program, you can proceed to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma. This program provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to advance to more in-depth studies and qualifications in early childhood education. The Level 3 Diploma will further enhance your expertise and open up more advanced career opportunities in the field.

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The CACHE Level 2 program typically takes 2 to 4 months to complete. You should expect to dedicate 3 to 6 hours per week to studying and completing assignments. This timeline allows for a balanced approach, accommodating your personal and professional commitments while ensuring thorough understanding and application of the course material.

This qualification allows you work under a supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion directly certified by NCFE CACHE, UK and can request KHDA accreditation with additional cost.

About Arabian Child

Arabian Child stands as a reputable training institute, accredited and endorsed by government authorities and esteemed employers alike. With a track record of producing competent graduates and over 16 years of international experience, there’s no better choice to invest your time and money. Join thousands of successful graduates who have entrusted us with their education and career advancement.

Why learn with us?

Internationally Accredited

Recognized by KHDA (UAE) and TVTC (Saudi Arabia), showcasing our commitment to quality and excellence.

Personal expert support

1-to-1 tutor support on all courses every step of the way.


With partnerships in over 480 centers, our practices are backed by extensive research and hands-on experience.

How You’ll Learn

Modular Approach

Courses divided into weekly modules for manageable learning.

Flexible Material Access

Study materials tailored to chosen mode: self-study, live online, or classroom-based.

Interactive Learning

Engage with peers in live sessions or classroom settings.

Real-world Application

Explore and apply concepts through real-world examples.

Practical Implementation

Apply learning directly in your teaching environment.

Technical Requirements

Need an online learning platform account, a Google account, and an email for course completion.

Application Process

Step 01
Application Form

Register by completing the online application form.

Step 02
Application Screening

Your application will be reviewed to determine if it is a fit with the program.

Step 03
Join the Program

If approved, you will receive an offer for the upcoming cohort. Secure your seat by paying the fee.

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