Childcare - CACHE Entry Level Certificate


About the course

Are you 16 -18 years old and interested in pursuing a career in childcare, or do you want to improve your ability to care for your own baby or young child? This course helps you to develop the basic skills you need.

You will need:

  • a keen interest in childcare
  • good references and a successful interview
  • a good level of spoken and written English, as well as good communication skills
  • an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

During the course you will study a number of units, including setting a routine, healthy lifestyles, and the importance of play and learning. There will also be an element of work experience as part of the course.

You will also study Maths and English if you do not already have a grade A* - C in these subjects.

You will be assessed using a range of methods, including tasks set by CACHE such as designing charts or leaflets, or methods such as oral questioning.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the CACHE Entry Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and the relevant Maths and English qualifications. You can then progress to a Level 1 course in childcare.

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.”

Course information

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01 January 1970

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