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Qualification level and title

NCFE CACHE L1 Award in Caring for Children

Prior knowledge

None. The course is aimed at:

* Newly appointed and / or unqualified staff in an Early Years settings
* Parents and volunteers involved in the work of an Early Years settings
* People who may be interested in working in an Early Years setting

What will I learn?

* The role of an Early Years setting
* How Early Years settings promote language and development
* Introduction to how children learn
* Introduction to child development
* Activities and learning opportunities in an Early Years setting
* The role of the adult in an Early Years setting

Please note literacy and numeracy classes where required are attached to this course.

Teaching / learning methods

Small and large group discussions, exercises, practical activities.

What examinations will I be able to take?

There will be the opportunity to take a numeracy or literacy exam where required.

What extra work do I need to do outside the classroom?

There will be weekly completion of tasks which will require reading and research. Tasks need to be completed with each unit on a weekly basis.

Progression opportunities

CACHE L2 Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Care and Education. Achieving this award allows you to work in or be a volunteer in a supervised capacity in an Early Years setting.

Joining instructions

Attendance at a pre course information and interview session is required. These will be held regularly at 10:00 on Tuesdays. Please click on the 'Enrol' button and select the date of your choice then follow the booking / registration instructions.

If successful, you will be offered a place and given instructions how to enrol on the course online or in person at one of the CALAT centres.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years and over with a minimum of entry 3 level English. To achieve success you are required to attend above 90% of the course.

Equipment required

A4 folder, pens and notebook, dividers, lined paper. You are advised not to buy any books unless advised by the tutor.


Childcare Level 1

  • Reference TZM480-17
  • Location: CALAT Thornton Heath Centre
  • Start Date: 06 Mar 2018
  • End Date: 03 Jul 2018
  • Course Duration: 15 weeks
  • Time: Tue 09:30-15:00
  • 9 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee300.00
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