CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children (QCF)

CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children (QCF)

Subject Area: Childcare

Course Overview

Students currently spend two and a half days a week in College to support their learning around childcare and enhance their Maths and English skills. Students need to spend up to 10 hours completing course work outside of College time work in order to achieve their individual learning plan.The College Learning Curve is accessible five days a week and students may prefer to use these facilities to support their study. In semester two, students are offered the opportunity to undertake 10 days work experience arranged by the College. Assessment is carried out through a range of methods; including written tasks, posters, leaflets, presentations and practical activities to assess learning. The qualification is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and assignments for the 12 units, which include subjects like: Listening to and Talking with a Young Child, Growth and Development of Young Children, Practical Health and Safety when with children and Finding out about Forest Schools. For students who have not yet achieved grade C or grade 4 or above in English or maths will be required to attend classes as part of their study programme.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: SCC91F0

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade E (grade 2) including English Language & maths / Entry Level functional skills English & maths, pass a skill based test where appropriate, meeting and suitable reference, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) must be in place at enrolment & students must register with the DBS Update Service.

Course Highlights

This study programme offers you the opportunity to learn about a range of child related subjects through a range of exciting, practical activities aimed to help you prepare for your next step.Work experience in a childcare setting is offered as part of this course and helps you gain valuable employability skills.Your experience will be enhanced through the input of guest speakers and trips, aimed to support your understanding of working with children.

Next Steps

Last year 87% of our level 1 students progressed onto courses within the College due to work experience and employability opportunities provided by the College throughout the year, with 10% of students securing apprenticeships and employment.  It is important to achieve all aspects of your study programme including English and maths at level 1 or above to be able to progress onto the level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care full time.  Alternatively, a range of other courses within the College or through an intermediate apprenticeship might interest you and your tutor will support you in making these decisions.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

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Additional Costs

£21 for the course textbook, £44 for enhanced DBS check to be completed prior to enrolment with a recommendation to pay the £13 fee to register for the update service which students pay direct toDBS by debit or credit card (subject to change)