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CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children

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Boost your knowledge and skills in childcare with this CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.

  • Gain a nationally recognised CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children qualification to kick-start your career
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • Boost your career in childcare with this qualification.
  • This CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children is ideal for this just starting out in their career in childcare.

Course overview

This CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children qualification provides students with the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. Learn about a child’s growth, learning, and development.

Study the different ways that young children learn; understanding the technological, scientific, and musical activities that are suitable for different age ranges; and how interaction and play can build self-esteem in children.

This is a nested qualification, meaning you can choose to study either the award, certificate or diploma. You can then top up your level 1 certificate in caring for children to achieve a diploma qualification.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Duration

Up to one year

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.

Study Hours

Approx. 250 hours

Course content

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You will be assessed through a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessments from home.

Course duration

This course will take approximately 250 hours to complete. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of your assignments, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.

Who are CACHE?

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.

Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

CACHE works closely with employers and learners to ensure that learners have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career, or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education, and health industries.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.

What's next?

After completing this nested qualification, you can choose to study either CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.


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