NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Early Years Educator
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
This qualification is now withdrawn and we are no longer able to take learner registrations. The support materials for this qualification will not be updated.
A suitable replacement to this withdrawn qualification is NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings (603/5937/7)
Please see the External Assessment Timetable for a breakdown of the assessment dates for this qualification.
Qualification SpecificationLessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.
Purpose StatementLessMore info Download
This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.
Key FactsLessMore info Download
This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.
CACHE Technical Qualifications - Performance TablesLessMore info Download
Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick GuideLessMore info Download
This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and count towards Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables.
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Qualification Specification (doc)LessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.
Facts and FAQsLessMore info Download
This document is designed to assist learners and Centres with choosing between the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings (603/3292/X) and the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (601/2536/6) qualification.
Tutor GuidanceLessMore info Download
This document contains helpful hints and tips for tutors to help aid delivery of this qualification.
Handbook Guide for Supervisors and MentorsLessMore info Download
This documents provides guidance for Supervisors and Mentors on supporting learners on placement.
Short Answer Examination Paper - Sample 2018LessMore info Download
This sample paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.
Short Answer Examination - Sample Mark Scheme 2018LessMore info Download
This sample mark scheme will help learners prepare for their external assessment.
Professional Skills RecordLessMore info Download
This document helps learners to record and develop their professional skills.
Chief Examiner Report - May 2019 - WCEYPSTC/SAE and WCEYPS/SAELessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2019 external assessment.
WCEYPSTC/SAE - May 2019 - Question PaperLessMore info Download
This past paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.
WCEYPSTC/SAE - May 2019 - Mark SchemeLessMore info Download
This mark scheme for the past paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.
Chief Examiner Report - January 2020 - WCEYPSTC/SAELessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2020 external assessment.
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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.
This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre.
The requirement to complete two work placements has been removed, and an alternative professional skills record template has been uploaded to the website, which can be completed outside of the workplace.
Set date and time assessments from February onwards are cancelled.
Alternative assessment methods will also be accepted to replace the external assessment.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
Professional Skills Record - Covid AdaptationLessMore info Download
HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021 V2 FebruaryLessMore info Download
AT 6033292X V3.0LessMore info Download