NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting


With our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting you’ll earn a recognised certification that boosts your employability in the childcare industry. Enrol now to jumpstart your career in babysitting and childcare!

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting

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About This Course

This Ofqual-regulated course equips you with the necessary qualification, skills, and knowledge to care for people’s children. It’s the perfect course for those looking to improve their understanding of babysitting or pursuing a career in child care.

The course covers a babysitter’s responsibilities to the children in their care, as well as their responsibilities to the child’s parent(s). The course also encompasses crucial health and safety elements like preventing accidents and ensuring fire safety. Possessing this qualification demonstrates to parents and employers that you are qualified and trustworthy to look after children in your care.

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Course Benefits

  • The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting will provide you with the foundational skills and knowledge to start your career in childcare.
  • With our programme, you can achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE babysitting qualification, from the comfort of your home, at your own pace.
  • Gain valuable work experience you need to start or progress your career.
  • Become an NCFE CACHE Alumni member for two years.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 600/0420/4

Unit 1: Accident Prevention and Fire Safety When Babysitting (L/502/6961)

  • The significance and function of risk assessment
  • Evaluating risks during babysitting
  • The importance of control measures in ensuring fire safety and preventing accidents

Unit 2: Caring for Young Children in a Babysitting Environment (R/502/6962)

  • Duties in babysitting
  • Familiarity with toys suitable for children aged up to 5 years and 11 months
  • Getting young children ready for bedtime

Unit 3: Craft Activities With Young Children (J/502/6960)

  • Age appropriate craft activities
  • Benefits of craft activities for young children
  • Health and safety when providing craft activities

Unit 4: Respecting and Valuing Children (M/601/0116)

  • Honouring and appreciating children as unique individuals
  • Approaches to demonstrating respect and value towards children
  • Recognising children’s rights

Unit 5: Importance of Play for Early Learning (T/504/0210)

  • Importance of creativity and imagination for development
  • Understanding the role of games with rules
  • Understanding the importance of talking and listening activities

Unit 6: Supporting Children’s Development (Y/505/9297)

  • Understanding the stages of child development
  • Influences on children’s development
  • Supporting the needs of children during a transition


Our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Babysitting takes an average of 50 learning and assessment hours to complete. Assessments are a series of written assignments with no exams or presentations required to complete the course.

You will have the chance to resubmit your assignments as needed with no additional cost. Each assignment will be marked by your tutor, who will provide expert advice and feedback to help your progression.

This course is knowledge-based and online only, no practical examinations or observations are needed for this Level 2 qualification.

Required Knowledge

This particular course is a component of a nested suite and is accessible to individuals aged 16 and above, and there is no requirement to have any background knowledge of qualifications to complete/enrol on this course.

Awarding Body

Once you successfully complete the course, you will obtain a certification in Babysitting at NCFE CACHE Level 2.

NCFE is an educational charity as well as a leading provider of vocational and technical courses. With over 170 years of experience in providing an exceptional educational experience, NCFE collaborates with industry experts to develop smarter solutions to the most pressing learning needs. They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom, with thousands of people receiving qualifications each year. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) joined NCFE in 2015.

After enrolling in your NCFE CACHE course, you will have two years of access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those working in the care, health, and education industries, offering valuable resources and advice for those studying for/with an NCFE CACHE qualification.


We take pride in helping our students at all stages of their development, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you can enrol knowing that you’ll be fully supported throughout your course. You’ll receive 12 months of tutor support, who will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Similarly, our student support team are only a click away, meaning you never have to feel alone in your studies.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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