NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Understanding Safeguarding in Education and Childcare Settings
- Education and Training, Supporting Teaching and Learning
- Level 1
- Minimum entry age
What does this qualification cover?
The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the knowledge and understanding of their legal responsibility to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and learners.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is designed for any member of staff, parent, governor, volunteer or visitor that works with, or has access to, children and learners.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.
How is this qualification structured?
To be awarded the Level 1 Award in Understanding Safeguarding in Education and Childcare Settings, learners are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units.
How is it assessed?
This qualification is internally assessed with an externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Experience in the workplace is not required.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
• Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
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Students will still 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 and skills.
This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
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