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CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

The NCFE and CACHE are leading industry specialists in the care and education sector, and their independently accredited qualifications are nationally recognised to optimise employability and ensure the skills and knowledge required by employers are comprehensively covered.

The CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children is designed to prepare pupils with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with children from birth up to the age of six. A flexible mixture of vocational units, alongside personal and social development units, can assist pupils of differing abilities to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to work with young children.

Pupils will receive up to 93 guided learning hours provided in weekly timetabled sessions. The Award is achieved on completion of 10 Credits over four separate units.

The units currently undertaken include;

  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Craft activities for children
  • Confidence building through play
  • Science Activities with children
  • Play and Leisure activities in the community

A range of teaching and learning methods are used including group and individual work, research, and formal sessions. The use of role-play with practical activities and sessions also allows underpinning knowledge to be observed. Pupils will have the opportunity to enhance their educational experience with visits to the local nursery and other childcare organisations to enable skills transition from theory into practice.

Assessment methods include the production of posters, leaflets, charts, and written work that is tutor assessed with verbal and written feedback provided. The use of internal and external quality assurance processes ensure the standardisation and consistency in qualification delivery and assessment.

The CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children prepares pupils for future childcare educational qualifications, training programmes, and a transition into supported employment.