NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Food Production and Cooking in Early Years
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
Important: This qualification will expire on 31 July 2021 and this is the last date we can accept learner registrations. The last date for certificate claims is 31 July 2023.
What does the qualification cover?
The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work collaboratively in an early years setting and, in accordance with food safety regulations, produce hot and cold food which meets individual nutritional requirements.
Who is it suitable for?
The qualification is aimed at adult learners who could be parents returning to work, or some Level 3 qualified professionals.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners should be at least 16 years of age.
How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 57 credits. To do this they must achieve 41 credits from the mandatory units and at least a further 16 credits from the optional units.
How is it assessed?
Units will be assessed using a range of methods which could include: portfolio of evidence, coursework, practical demonstration, or an assignment.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
Learners taking this qualification can go on to become cooks in early years settings. They may also wish to progress to other Level 3 Cooking and Hospitality qualifications.
This qualification was developed with the London Early Years Foundation www.leyf.org.uk.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the funding page.
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Students will still need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre.
Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.
The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods. Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021’ document.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
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