• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.

Level
Level 1
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
CACHE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

You will complete a range of units to achieve the qualification. The units you will cover:

  • Human growth and development of children
  • Understanding play and learning
  • How to communicate with children
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Creative activities
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children.

You will have the opportunity to take part in a work placement and gain hands on experience with our electronic babies.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • Two GCSE grades 3/D and above including English
  • Entry 3 Key/Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • Application of DBS
  • Uniform must be applied for.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

This qualification does not qualify learners to practice in the workplace. However it does support them in preparing for the ‘next step’ either in training or moving towards the world of work. After further study you can progress into careers with children such as Nursery Nurse, Playgroup Assistant, Children Centre Assistants, Nanny, Play Worker, Teaching Assistant, Early Years and Primary Teaching.

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You'll need to have:

  • Two GCSE grades 3/D and above including English
  • Entry 3 Key/Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • Application of DBS
  • Uniform must be applied for.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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