What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides an understanding of the skills needed when babysitting. It includes the babysitter’s responsibilities to the children they care for, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and fire safety.

It is made up of units from the Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People. This means credits can be transferred over so there is no need to repeat learning if you go on to complete the Level 2 Certificate.


Who is it suitable for?

Young people in schools or colleges.


What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines. 

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 6 credits.


How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks, course work or methods such as oral questioning.


Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as this is a knowledge only qualification.


How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in less than 6 months.


What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.


Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

It does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for your 'next steps' either in training or moving towards work.