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CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (QCF) 
This qualification provides an opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities. 
It contains all the units included in the Level 2 Award in Babysitting and the Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting. Additionally there are units covering learning, development and play. 
Who is it suitable for? 
Young people who wish to work with young children in the future . 
What are the entry requirements? 
You should be at least 14 years old.  
How many credits are required to complete it? 
The Certificate requires 16 credits. 
How is it assessed? 
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks set by CACHE, course work or methods such as oral questioning. 
Do you need to be working to take the qualification? 
No, as this is a knowledge only qualification; however, if you are able to undertake some voluntary placement, it would be helpful when embarking upon your career in childcare.  
How long does it take to complete? 
You can usually complete it in a year or less. 
What related qualifications can you progress to? 
The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care. 
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