Course Title NCFE/CACHE Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Caring for Children
Level: 1
Code V440

Overview of the Course

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage your understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for a child. You will learn about the growth and development of children and will need an ability to relate to children.

What are the career opportunities?

  • Nursery Manager
  • Playworker
  • Care Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Childminder

What are the entry requirements?

Four or more GCSEs at grade A*-E (9-2) including English. A clear DBS check which you can apply for at enrolment.

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units, all assessed by coursework and portfolio tasks. Such as: Growth and development of young children, children’s play, practical health and safety and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

To be successful in a childcare career you will need to develop good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

Work experience

At Bury College you will benefit from work experience as an essential element of your study programme. you will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement allwoing tou to gain hands-on work based industry skills. Childcare students have previously secured high quality work experience placements at:

  • Primary Schools
  • Day Nurseries
  • Holiday Clubs and After School Care

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Childcare Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to Level 2 Childcare or an apprenticeship. You will have the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and careers events.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

A booklist is available at a cost of around £25. There is also a Childcare uniform which you may like to purchase.


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