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This qualification is now withdrawn and we are no longer able to take learner registrations.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A suitable replacement to this withdrawn qualification is NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings (603/5937/7)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
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Key FactsLessMore info Download
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CACHE Technical Qualifications - Performance TablesLessMore info Download
Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick GuideLessMore info Download
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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
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Handbook Guide for Supervisors and MentorsLessMore info Download
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Short Answer Examination Paper - Sample 2018LessMore info Download
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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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This qualification has adaptations applied to delivery and assessment.
Students will 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.
Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours; hours should still be recorded.
Students are still required to complete the assessment that is available on a set date and time.
We are currently exploring moving this paper-based assessment online, which will then have remote invigilation and alternative national test centre locations available. We will provide centres with more information on which assessments are / will be available through our online platform soon.
Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.
HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation GuidanceLessMore info Download
This document provides further information on what adaptations are permitted for this qualification.
AT 6033292X TC WCEAPS V4LessMore info Download