CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children

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Kick-start your career working with children, from home!

  • Improve your knowledge and skills from the CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children
  • Develop your knowledge of children’s growth and development up to 6 years, and gain an appreciation of the wider context in which childcare practitioners work
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Caring for Children
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course
  • Improve your CV and boost your career prospects
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 working in a 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.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Duration

up to 1 year

Course Outcome

Successful students will receive their NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.

Study Hours

Approx. 250 hours

Course content

Extra info


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 250 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 through 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 Certificate 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.


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