Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences


3 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

If you're looking after a child or children who have been affected by adverse circumstances, or are already working in a health and social care or childcare setting, then this course will offer insight into how to strengthen young people's resilience and empower them to overcome the challenges they face.

Death or divorce of parents, domestic violence, or national and international disasters are just some of the circumstances young people might face and these can have an impact on their development and mental health, which may continue into adulthood.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 3 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

On this course you'll:

  • explore childhood and family structures
  • be introduced to adverse childhood experiences
  • develop strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences

This Level 2 course is free if you:

  • currently live in England
  • are aged 19+
  • have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years
  • are not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 2 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector – whilst giving you the skills you need to support children and young people affected by adverse childhood experiences.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.