Caring for a Child/Children - CACHE Level 1 Diploma


Caring for a Child/Children - CACHE Level 1 Diploma

About the course

The course is for Adults aged 19 or older who are interested in pursuing a career in Childcare, for parents who wish to develop their skill; and for those who want to build on their knowledge covered in Entry Level 3 Certificate in Caring for Children.

  • You are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills to Level 1.
  • All candidates are tested in literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment, so this is not a formal requirement.
  • If you have specific support needs (e.g. childcare or learning support), you can bring these up at your interview prior to enrolment.
  • You will also need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which costs approximately £50.

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills you need to supervise and care for young children. You will study a number of core and optional units, which include: Growth and Development of Young Children, Craft Activities for Young Children, Practical Health and Safety, Respecting and Valuing Children.

Assessment is by coursework. In addition to receiving a Level 1 Diploma, you will also receive a certificate of Functional Skills in English.

This Level 1 course is intended to be introductory. For a more practical and career-focused course, you could progress to a Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Education.


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There are lots of opportunities to learn at the College

Sharareh Ariaee Shad

Sharareh Ariaee Shad

Sharareh Ariaee Shad is currently studying the Foundation Degree in Education: Primary Pathway.

She said: “I’m currently working as a Teaching Assistant whilst studying and am really enjoying developing my knowledge and skills to work in the sector. There are lots of opportunities to learn at the College and outside of my course I’ve also become a beatbullying mentor.”

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10 September 2018

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Level 1
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Health, Social and Child Care
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