NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People
- Nested Qualification
- Level 1
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. They cover children’s growth, learning and development. There are also units to help with self-development.
They share units with the Entry Level 3 in Caring for a Child / Children qualifications and the Level 1 Personal and Social Development qualifications.
What is a nested qualification?
This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for you if you are considering a career in caring for children. It can also support you with re-engaging with learning and break down barriers to you entering the childcare workforce.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Diploma requires 37. Credits from the Award can be carried over to the Certificate, and from the Certificate to the Diploma.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
No, as it is a knowledge only qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete the Diploma in a year or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
• Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
• Level 2 Award in Babysitting
• Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting
• Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
• Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for your 'next steps' either in training or moving towards work.
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This qualification has adaptation applied to delivery and assessment.
Students will need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge.
Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.
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