NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings




Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health and Social Care


This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills required when working with food in health and social care and early years and childcare settings. It covers food safety requirements, contributing to and/or promoting nutrition and hydration, and supporting individuals to eat and drink.

This qualification will support learners towards an understanding of food safety in preparation for food hygiene qualifications. This qualification does not replace Food Hygiene Certificates.

Delivery Methods

Keyplan College of Colombo provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to:

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Teacher support
  • KC Colombo online  portal ( 24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
  • Assignments briefing
  • Excellent quality of study notes
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Online library.
  • Fully accredited UK courses
  • Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email ( Monday to Friday)
  • Proper support to our students until they completed the course.


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The programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 04 Months
  • 07 Months

Course Delivery

  • Online

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners should be at least 16 years of age.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


Learning. EYSP 2 and EYSP 12 must be assessed using an externally set and internally marked task. A range of methods can be applied to other units, which could include direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence

Module Structure

Learners must achieve 2 credits from the mandatory units and at least a further 4 credits from the optional units

Mandatory units

Unit titleUnit typeLevelCredit
Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individualsKnowledge / Skills22
Support individuals to eat and drinkSkill22

Optional units

Unit titleUnit typeLevelCredit
Contribute to promoting nutrition and hydration in health and social care settingsKnowledge / Skills24
Contribute to promoting nutrition and hydration in early years and childcare settingsKnowledge / Skills24
Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settingsKnowledge / Skills34
Promote nutrition and hydration in early years and childcare settingsKnowledge / Skills34


This qualification allows learners to progress to job roles in health and social care or early years and childcare which involve the promotion of food safety, hydration and nutrition.

Learners can also take this qualification as an additional employer requirement for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and Playwork Apprenticeship Frameworks.


Who is it suitable for?

It is suitable for anyone who may be preparing for a new role, or is working in a role that involves handling food safely and supporting an individual with their nutrition and hydration needs.

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