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CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

This CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children is perfect if you are interested in entering the childcare industry. This course is a nationally recognised CACHE qualification. 


Qualification Number: 501/1015/9

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Level 1 / NCFE CACHE / OSC112

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Course introduction

This diploma aims to provide students with the relevant knowledge needed to care for young children. It will outline the importance of a child’s growth, learning, and development.This course will endeavour to cover all the guidelines used for safeguarding children. It will help you to recognise the circumstances in which emergency action must be taken. It also addresses the importance of child participation in learning activities in order to improve a young child’s confidence. This course offers the opportunity to study either the award, certificate, or diploma. Once you have completed this diploma, you will have achieved the full qualification.

Take advantage of becoming a part of the CACHE Alumni once you have enrolled on any of our CACHE courses. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the healthcare and education industries. It is free to join and it supports practitioners, learners, and educators throughout their learning journey. Some of the benefits from joining CACHE Alumni include access to the latest articles across the healthcare sector for two years and complete access to useful webinars, podcasts, and career support.

Qualification Number: 501/1015/9
Qualification Title: CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
Total Credits: 37

Required knowledge

No previous knowledge is required for this course.

Assessment

This course will be assessed through a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There are no external examinations.

Awarding organisation

NCFE CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are a leading awarding organisation specialising in the care and education sector. CACHE endorse a range of qualifications to individuals and organisations throughout the UK and internationally.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 1 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 1 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Course units

Unit 1: Growth and Development of young children

This unit will focus on the factors that influence growth and development from birth to 5 years, it will also include activity ideas that can promote children’s physical development.

Unit 2: Practical Health and Safety when with young children.

This unit will look at health and safety guidance and the potential hazards that may arise whilst looking after young children.

Unit 3: Respecting and Valuing Children

This unit will look at ways to communicate with children to ensure they feel valued. It will give an overview of the organisations that promote the rights of children.

Unit 4: Understanding Learning and Development through play

This unit looks at features of a setting that could contribute to a positive learning environment, and how these features might instigate children to learn through the use of play activities and strategies.

Unit 5: Confidence Building for the young children through play.

This unit highlights how to encourage positive expression through play and helps build young children’s confidence. It suggests activities that will help children to express their feelings.

Unit 6:  Sharing Learning experiences with children

This unit will outline the different ways that young children learn.

It will discuss sensory aids to develop the learning of young children.

Unit 7: Self-development

This unit will look at how self-development can contribute to personal achievement. It looks at how to encourage self-development by focusing on weaknesses and strengths.

Unit 8: Science activities for young children

This unit focuses primarily on the importance of science activities and demonstrates how science activities support learning. 

Unit 9: Technology activities for young children

This unit discusses the importance of technology and how technological activities can promote better focus and learning.

Unit 10: Musical Activities for young children

This unit explores the benefit of creativity through the use of musical activities which children can participate in to encourage positive interaction within musical games and activities.

Unit 11: Children’s play and leisure activities

This unit aims to encourage involvement in play and leisure activities. Through explanation of the benefits of play and leisure activities upon child development.

Unit 12: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

This unit identifies the core guidelines and procedures for when working with children. It demonstrates how to recognise circumstances when emergency action is to be taken.

Unit 13: Preparing for your next steps

This unit suggests how to plan your personal career goals effectively and recognise the opportunity for employment and progression.

Unit 14: Investigating a vocational area

This unit helps you to identify personal interests in a specific vocational area and suggests how to develop personal skills for a specific job role.

Learner support

The learner will receive access to this course through a dedicated online learning portal.

The learner will have access to the course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The learner will be able to contact their tutor through the learning portal via the messaging systems. The learner will also upload their assignments through this portal to ensure that a single system handles all the learner’s needs. The tutor is there to provide the learner with advice and guidance throughout the course and to mark the unit assignments. The tutor will have extensive knowledge in the relevant area and will be able to provide the learner with personalised feedback throughout the course.

FAQs

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

What do I need to do to get started on a course?

You'll need to be able to commit the required time to your studies. We recommend that you choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.

How does the distance learning/home study method work?

The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.

Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.

Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.

These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course.

The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

How quickly will I receive my course material?

We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study pack within our stated period.

How much will it cost?

The cost is largely dependent on the type of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course have an external assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.

What support will I receive?

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.

Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.

If in doubt, please email ‘support@nccresources.co.uk’, NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.

Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.

How do I enrol?

Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.

Where can I find your Equality and Diversity Policy?

All NCC policies and procedures can be provided on request from NCC directly by emailing enquiries@ncchomelearning.co.uk or calling 0333 3445 690.

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