Childcare Level 2
Technical Award in Child Development and Care (CACHE)
The Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care provides learners with the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It has been designed to meet the needs of learners from the age of 14 years. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development of children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.
Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years
This is an introductory unit designed to give an overview of the types of settings and local provision for children. Learners will learn how to prepare for working in settings and the responsibilities of early years workers. Learners will also gain an insight into their preferred learning style and develop their ability to study.
Unit 2: Development and well-being 0-5 years
This unit focuses on holistic development and factors that affect development. Learners will be introduced to ways of observing children so that they can support development through appropriate activities and care routines. Learners will also learn how to work with children when they move from one setting to another.
Unit 3: Childcare and development 0-5 years
This unit will assess the learner’s knowledge about the development of children aged 0-5 years. Learners will be expected to know about the different types of care settings and their responsibilities if they were learning how to work with children. Learners will need to show that they understand how children develop, what can affect children’s development and the individual needs children may have. Learners will need to show that they know ways to care for children and simple activities that help children to develop in a healthy and safe way. Learners will also need to show that they understand the ways that can support their own learning
• Unit 1 and unit 2 graded A*– D, assessed by an externally set, internally marked assessment task. Mandatory assessments for each unit will be subject to internal and external quality assurance
• Unit 3 graded A*-D, assessed by an externally set and externally marked synoptic scenario based short answer examination (component TACDC).
Exam - 1 hour 30 minutes