We have a selection of free NCFE/Cache courses available to be studied independently online.

For further information please email college.info@attfe.org.uk 

In an increasingly digital world, it’s becoming more important to have the right skills in order to use computers and other technological devices. This course is designed to help support your development with digital literacy skills, encouraging progression into roles where digital literacy is required.


• Find and use information • Safety and security when using data and digital devices • Communicating and collaborating online • Using word processing software • Using a computer • Digital career development

Level1 Digital Skills


This qualification contains the following mandatory units:

  • Understanding mental health (Y/506/2880)
  • Understanding stress (H/506/2882)
  • Understanding anxiety (M/506/2884)
  • Understanding phobias (A/506/2886)
  • Understanding depression (L/506/3105)
  • Understanding post-natal depression (L/506/2889)
  • Understanding bipolar disorder (F/506/2890)
  • Understanding schizophrenia (L/506/2892)
  • Understanding dementia (Y/506/2894)
  • Understanding eating disorders (D/506/2928)
  • Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (F/506/2937)
  • Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) (D/506/2900)
  • Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (T/506/2904)

In each of the above areas learners will gain an understanding of the specific mental health topic. They will develop an understanding of the topic in relation to the symptoms and experience for the individual, support needs, how the disorder can be managed and treated and the roles and needs of family and friends of the individual.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems 601-3438-0

A lean organisation provides the greatest customer value with the fewest resources, a philosophy increasingly important in today’s competitive business market. A sound understanding of the concept and benefits of a lean environment, as well as knowledge of business techniques and working in teams, is essential. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of some key principles of lean organisation management.


  • Gain understanding of the concept of a lean environment
  • Learn how to implement a productivity needs analysis
  • Learn about continuous improvement techniques and the principles and techniques of workplace organisation
  • Understand what makes an effective team
  • Understand what makes an effective team leader

Lean Organisation Management Level2


There were an estimated 5.5 million private sector businesses in the UK at the start of 2016. Despite the recent economic difficulties, the trend has been steadily increasing in the business population. Today’s global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operating expenses; the need for good business administration has never been greater.


  • Develop understanding of basic administration concepts and practices
  • Review essential knowledge for daily and more complex administration tasks
  • Learn business and administration national occupational standards

Business Admin Level2


Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.


  • Principles of team leading
  • Understanding business
  • Understanding how to communicate work-related information
  • Understanding how to deliver customer service and resolve problems
  • Understanding how to develop working relationships with colleagues


  • Introduction to coaching
  • Introduction to mentoring
  • Understanding personal development

Team Leading Level2


Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.


  • Gives employees a high standard of learning
  • Relevant to a variety of people and settings
  • Provides assurance of well trained employees
  • Improves your team’s understanding of learning disabilities
  • Creates better preventative care

Learning Disabilities Level2


Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.


  • Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information
  • Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
  • Understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism
  • Learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism
  • Learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
  • Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support

Autism Level2


Challenging behaviour is causing increasing concern today, as many individuals have increasing levels of stress and uncertainty in their lives. This behaviour can be due to factors such as anxiety, neglect, abuse, learning disabilities and conditions like dementia. Understanding the causes of challenging behaviour is the first step towards finding ways to support individuals and manage their behaviour.


  • What is meant by the term ‘behaviour that challenges’?
  • How to recognise changes in individuals that may indicate an episode of challenging behaviour
  • The importance of non-verbal communication
  • How reflection on an incident can assist in managing future behaviour

Behaviour that Challenges Level2


The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and well being of infants and children they support/care for.


Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children Understand common childhood illnesses Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

Common Childhood Illnesses


The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they have a duty of care.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent 603-2818-6