NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (online)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Off site (flexible learning)

Course Overview

Adverse circumstances can have a negative impact on anyone’s life, but children and young people are particularly vulnerable. They might face difficult circumstances such as the death or divorce of parents, domestic violence, or national and international disasters. These types of adverse childhood experiences can have an impact on their development and mental health, which may continue into adulthood and affect their life chances. This fully online course will give you the skills you need to support children and young people affected by adverse childhood experiences. You will gain insight into how to strengthen their resilience and empower them to overcome the challenges they face.

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 8 weeks with 3 hours of scheduled contact time each week. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The qualification is internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks and weekly support will be available to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.

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Childcare & Education

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however learners should be aged 19 and over, have a genuine interest in this subject and have Functional Skills in English at grade 1 or GCSE grade 3 or above.

This course is relevant to anyone with an interest in child development and the factors that affect child development and the factors that affect children’s behavior, emotional well-being and ability to learn. It is particularly relevant to early years practitioners, teachers and teaching assistants, childminders and those who work in children’s services. It should also be a valuable aid to parents and other primary carers.

Unit 1 – Exploring childhood and family structure
Unit 2 – Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
Unit 3 – Developing strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences

This course doesn’t lead to a specific job role but provides CPD of new knowledge and skills and supports the practitioner role within the workplace.

On successful completion learners could progress to the following qualification:

• Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or poster, charts, using case studies or a workbook.

The tuition for this vourse is £362.00.

However, this course is fully funded (FREE) and available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below:
• Age 19+
• EU / UK Resident for 3+ years

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