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CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to care for young children with this CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children.

  • Achieve a nationally recognised CACHE qualification.
  • This CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children is ideal for this just starting out in their career in childcare.
  • Understand skills required to care for young children, from birth up to the age of five years.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
  • Study from home at your own pace.

Course overview

This CACHE Level 1 Diploma 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 guidelines for safeguarding children and how to recognise the circumstances in which emergency action must be taken, as well as how to encourage children to participate in learning experiences and improve a young child’s confidence.

This is a nested qualification, meaning students can choose to study either the award, certificate or diploma. Once you have completed this diploma, you will have achieved the full nested qualification. 

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approx. 300-350 hours.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children.


Tutor-marked assignments.

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Your course 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 of your assessments from home.

Course duration

This course will take approximately 300-350 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 by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the assignments, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.

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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