NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
About the Course
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 needs of children (e.g. nutritional needs), their learning and development, children’s 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.
- Students should be at least 14 years old and have 5 E grades at GCSE level
- Students will be required to achieve a successful interview with a member of the Teaching Team
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) England
- Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education (NQF)