NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting


Becoming a new parent is one of the most daunting and important things we do, so it makes sense to be prepared. Luckily, this CACHE Level 2 Award in the Responsibilities of Parenting course covers everything you need to know about caring for newborns and raising a child. So not only will you be prepared for the arrival of your child, you’ll be qualified too.

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting

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About This Course

This certification introduces the duties of parenthood, encompassing the well-being and nurturing of infants and toddlers, as well as appreciating and honouring them, and highlighting the significance of a wholesome lifestyle. This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting encompasses all essential aspects of newborn care and your responsibilities in nurturing a child.

Ideal for prospective parents, this course provides comprehensive insights into the parental role and equips you with the essential knowledge to navigate your child’s life. It covers parenting infants and offers advice for a successful start, along with promoting healthy lifestyles for new parents.

Course Benefits

  • Gain in-depth knowledge on the welfare of babies and young children.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification, from the comfort of your home.
  • Become an NCFE CACHE Alumni member for two years.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 600/0421/6

Unit 1: Parenting and Healthy Lifestyles (D/502/6964)

  • Significance of family lifestyles in fostering child development
  • Parental duties concerning smoking and health
  • Impact of alcohol and illicit drugs on family dynamics
  • Sexual health within a balanced lifestyle

Unit 2: Rights and Responsibilities in Relation to Parenting (Y/502/6963)

  • Parental entitlements in child welfare and upbringing
  • Obligations of parents towards their own children
  • Parental duties concerning the environment

Unit 3: Parenting a Young Baby (H/502/6965)

  • Parental duties in tending to a newborn
  • Seeking necessary support for infant care
  • Identifying and addressing signs of illness in a newborn
  • Offering secure and engaging activities for infants

Unit 4: Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss (F/601/3442)

  • Parental duties in tending to a newborn
  • Seeking necessary support for infant care
  • Identifying and addressing signs of illness in a newborn
  • Offering secure and engaging activities for infants

Unit 5: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People (K/601/3323)

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children
  • How to respond to evidence or concerns of abuse and harm
  • How to act when children are ill or injured

Unit 6: The Value of Play to Young Children (L/502/6958)

  • Understand the role of the adult in providing play for young children
  • Different play activities suitable for young children
  • The importance of play to young children’s development


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 at 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 or enrol on this course.

Awarding Body

Once you successfully complete the course, you will obtain a certification in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting at NCFE CACHE Level 2. You will receive a certificate as recognition of your achievement.

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 while 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 is 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.
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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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