16-18 Courses

Level 1 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Caring for Children

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Epping Forest Campus, Hackney Campus, Havering Ardleigh Green, Redbridge Campus, Tower Hamlets Campus
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Early Years and Childcare
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependent (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

Entry criteria vary based on your subject. A keen interest to be shown of working with children. A DBS will be required as a short work placement will be encouraged.


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.

Students on the course will learn through independent and group study, role-play, creative and practical work, educational visits, and homework.

The course looks at the influences on a childs 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.

Study units include:

  • There will be 37 credits needed to complete the Diploma
  • Managing and supporting the needs of children (e.g. nutritional needs)
  • Childrens learning and development
  • Childrens growth
  • Childrens play and leisure
  • Safeguarding
  • Musical activities for children

Further information

Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma for Early Years Practitioner

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