CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

Course code: CACHE005

Kick-start your career working with children, from home! Understand the growth and development of young children…

  • Achieve a nationally recognised CACHE qualification in Caring for Children.
  • Understand skills required to care for young children, from birth up to the age of 6 years.
  • Learn about children’s growth and development.
  • Gain an appreciation of the wider context in which childcare practitioners work.
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.
Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in caring for children, this Level 1 CACHE course is ideal for students aspiring to achieve a career in a day care centre, nursery or pre-school childcare setting.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements and skills are covered.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year

Study Hours

Approximately 80-90 hours

Course Outcome

Successful students will be awarded their NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments

Course Content
  • Patterns and stages of growth for children from birth up to 5 years and 11 months
  • Factors which influence growth and development from birth up to 5 years and 11 months
  • Importance of diet and exercise for children’s growth and development
  • Activities which promote children’s physical development
  • Ways to help children to develop communication and language skills
  • Ways to encourage children to play socially
  • Health and safety guidance, symbols or instructions on young children’s equipment and toys
  • Health and safety instructions on cleaning materials which may be found in a house
  • Health and safety rules, guidelines or instructions when taking children out into the street and to the park
  • Potential hazards to young children in the home
  • Safety features to ensure young children stay safe in the home
  • Safety equipment or controls which help to keep young children safe when going out for a walk, when in a car and when in a children’s playground
  • Fire safety equipment that is recommended to be in a house
  • Possible fire hazards to young children and adults in a house
  • Own actions to maintain a young child’s safety if there was fire in the house
  • Ways to value children as individuals
  • Reasons why children need to be respected as individuals
  • Ways to communicate with children to ensure that they feel valued
  • Behaviour that shows respect and value of children
  • Organisations that promote the rights of children
  • Features of a setting that contribute to a positive learning environment
  • How these features might help children to learn through the use of play activities and strategies
  • Ways in which play can help children’s learning in developmental areas
  • Example of stereotyping in play
  • How a given set of materials, resources or activities can challenge stereotyping and discrimination
Extra Info

Assessment

This course is 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 80-90 hours to complete. Students 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 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 the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015. CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest-level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications. Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards a CACHE qualification.

Q&As

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you must be at least 14 years of age.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 1 Award in Caring for Children.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

Enrol now

If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

Enrol on this course