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

  • Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification.
  • Understand skills required to care for young children, from birth up to the age of five years.
  • Gain an appreciation of the wider context in which childcare practitioners work.
  • This NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children is ideal for this just starting out in their career in childcare.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.

Course overview

This 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 ways in which you can help children to develop their communication and language skills, the health and safety guidance involved in caring for children, and how play can help a child’s learning and development.

This is a nested qualification, meaning students can choose to study either the award, certificate or diploma. Learners studying this course can go on to top up their level 1 award in caring for children to achieve either a certificate or diploma qualification.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80-90 hours.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


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 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 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 Award in Caring for Children. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.


NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

NCFE CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE 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 NCFE CACHE qualification.

What's next?

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


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