NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children
Health, Public Services and Care,Children and Young People
Learning Resources Available, Nested Qualification
Registration & certification fee:
Minimum entry age:
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. It covers children’s growth, learning and development. There are also units to help with self-development.
This qualification shares units with the Entry Level 3 in Caring for a Child/Children qualification and the Level 1 Personal and Social Development qualification.
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 could 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 Certificate requires 26 credits. Credits from the Award can be carried over to the Certificate, and from the Certificate to the Diploma.
How is it assessed?
The qualification 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 this is a knowledge only qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete the Certificate in a year or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
• Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
• 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 it does support you in preparing for your next steps either in training or moving towards work.
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Self Development (A/600/3735)
Human Growth and Development (A/601/3407)
Science Activities for Young Children (D/602/2388)
Musical Activities for Young Children (D/602/2391)
Growth and Development of Young Children (F/601/3408)
Practical Health and Safety When With Young Children (H/602/2389)
Supporting Babies to Play (J/601/3409)
Finding Out About Forest Schools (J/602/2384)
Preparing for Your Next Steps (L/601/0110)
Respecting and Valuing Children (M/601/0116)
Craft Activities for Young Children (M/602/2900)
Technology Activities for Young Children (R/602/2386)
Investigating a Vocational Area (T/600/3250)
Children's Play and Leisure Activities in the Community (T/601/0117)
Sharing Learning Experiences With Children (Y/601/0109)
Healthy Living (F/502/0476 )
Listening to and Talking With a Young Child (F/601/0119)
Healthy Eating for Families (R/601/0108)
Confidence Building for the Young Child Through Play (T/601/3406)