Level 1 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Caring for Children


This is a one year course and is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners' understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. It is aimed at a range of learners, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills, mature learners with special educational needs, or where English is an additional language.

You will be expected to attend college three days per week. Students on the course will learn through independent and group study, role-play, creative and practical work, educational visits, and homework.

Assessment is by assignments for each unit.

The course will give you an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for children. You will learn how to manage and support the needs of children (e.g. nutritional needs), their learning and development, childrenís growth, health and safety and safeguarding. The course looks at the influences on a child's development and gives you the skills to provide effective play and practical activities in a range of early years' services. You will also look at group childcare organisations as well as the home care environment. Please note that English, maths and ICT functional skills are a compulsory part of this course

Subject: Early Years
Qualification Type: Diploma
Study Location: Tower Hamlets Campus

Entry Requirement:

2 or 3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English Language and maths. Students should be at least 16 years old or You will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check


Where does it lead:

Progress on to Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) England or Progress on to Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education (NQF)


Who is the course available for: 16-18

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