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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People
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Level 2
Minimum entry age

About this qualification?

This qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to their current or future roles and will equip them with basic understanding of techniques for preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in practice.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 19 or above to undertake this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners are required to successfully complete 3 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This is a knowledge based qualification with an internally assessed and externally assured portfolio of evidence.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
• Level 4 Certificate in Neuroscience in Early Years.

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Qualification Specification
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Qualification Factsheet
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Letter of Support - Learning Curve Group
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Qualification Specification - Word
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students 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.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60358087 V1.0
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