NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health and Social Care
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills required when working with food in health and social care and early years and childcare settings. It covers food safety requirements, contributing to and/or promoting nutrition and hydration and supporting individuals to eat and drink.
This qualification will support learners towards an understanding of food safety in preparation for food hygiene qualifications. This qualification does not replace Food Hygiene Certificates.
Who is it suitable for?
It is suitable for anyone who may be preparing for a new role, or is working in a role that involves handling food safely and supporting an individual with their nutrition and hydration needs.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition requires 8 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in less than 6 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Other Level 2 or 3 Health and Social Care qualifications or Early Years Educator qualifications depending on your chosen career path.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work but will support you in your current job role or future job roles when dealing with Food Safety and Nutrition.
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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.
Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.
Learners taking the knowledge only unit ‘Principles of food safety when providing food and drink for individuals’ (A/503/2495) for the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Early Years and Childcare Settings do not need access to the workplace.
This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
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