CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

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Achieve a recognised qualification in childcare. Learn from your own environment…

  • Achieve a nationally recognised CACHE qualification in Caring for Children.
  • Improve on your knowledge and skills from the CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.
  • Understand children’s growth and development up to 6 years, and of the wider context in which childcare practitioners work.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years.
Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in caring for children, this Level 1 CACHE course is ideal for students looking to improve their CV, boost their career prospects and achieve a career working in a childcare setting.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approx. 300-350 hours.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children.


Tutor-marked assignments.

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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 300-350 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 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 Diploma in Caring for Children.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

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.

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 or with a CACHE qualification.


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