Course Details

  • If you want to work with children and young people but you’re not sure what kind of role would be best suited to you in the childcare or health and social care sectors, this CACHE Level 2 Certificate is a great place to begin.

    You’ll get a good, wide understanding of childcare and education, focusing on building up your knowledge and awareness of the sector, and gaining first-hand experience with a placement for one day a week. Along with exploring the importance of play for early learning and gaining an understanding of how young children develop, you’ll also get the chance to look at a variety of craft activities with little ones.

    Although you won’t get a licence to practice with this course, you will still develop a good knowledge of roles in this industry, and the requirements of each. The course will help you build skills for the future, and give you strong foundations in safeguarding the welfare of young people and how to prevent accidents when babysitting. By the end of the certificate, you’ll be able to make an informed choice about your future career.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes

  • Assessment for this course is all internal, and could include a variety of different methods around written assignments, coursework and optional tasks set by CACHE.


  • Once you’ve completed this Level 2 course, you’ll be able to advance onto a Level 2 qualification in Early Years and Education, or Health and Social Care. There are many different options to choose from here at The Manchester College.

    As you develop your skills and knowledge further, you’ll be working towards a successful career in the industry. From an Early Years Educator to a home-based childminder, or a nursing position to a social care worker, there is a huge range of education and childcare roles to choose from.

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  • This course is free to take for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18, but if you don’t fall into this category you might need to pay tuition fees, depending on your circumstances.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.



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  • If you’re struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us!

    Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!

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