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NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Health, Public Services and Care, Health
V Cert

Level 1
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners (ages 11–13) with the knowledge and understanding that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.

It will help to build learner self-efficacy and develop resilience which will enable them to meet the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life and becoming a productive member of society.

The qualification has been mapped to the Department for Education’s guidance for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) for secondary schools ensuring every aspect of the statutory requirement is covered.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for secondary school age learners studying compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE).

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, the units of this qualification are targeted at specific year groups with age and developmental appropriate content.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification.

Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the learning outcomes and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of them.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded this qualification learners are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

The assessment consists of an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is assessed and internally quality assured by centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE.

A workbook is available on our website for learners to use to populate with evidence. The workbook can be altered to meet your specific needs or you can create your own portfolio/assessment methods. If you do create your own assessment methods you should check with you External Quality Assurer if it is acceptable.


What related qualifications can you progress to?

•Level 2 Award in Relationships, Sex and Health Education
•Level 2 Certificate in Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Support Handbook

This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Mapping Document

This document outlines how the requirements of the DfE criteria for RSE and HE are covered by the qualification.


This document provides an overview of the qualification.

RSHE - A Guide for Parents

This document provides information for parents on the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education qualifications.

Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

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Scheme of Work


Workbook Unit 1 & Workbook Unit 2


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