Lambeth College - Level 1 Diploma In Caring For Children (NCFE/CACHE)

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Is this the course for you?

If your goal is for a rewarding career in caring for children, and you're looking for a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your journey, then this is the course for you.

The Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children is designed to develop your knowledge of what it takes to care for children in a professional setting, and develop your understanding of the skills required to provide child care.

On this course you will learn about topics such as the growth and development of young children, children's play and leisure activities, practical health and safety, learning and development through play, confidence building, and science and technology activities for young children.

More than just teaching you work-skills, this course will also help prepare you for your next steps in your learning or career journey, and introduce you to the vocational options available to you.

What modules will you do?

You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as:

  • Growth and development of young children
  • Practical health and safety when with young children
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Understanding learning and development through play
  • Confidence building for the young child through play
  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Self-development
  • Science activities for young children
  • Technology activities for young children
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Children's play and leisure activities
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Investigating a vocational area

What do you need to apply?

Entry Level 3 English qualification

Additional information: You will have an initial assessment in English and maths.

How will you be assessed?

You will create a portfolio of work during your study that will be assessed.

Where can this course take you?

This course could lead to employment in an entry-level or trainee role in caring for children.

After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children, you could further develop your knowledge and skills on one of our Level 2 courses:

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (NCFE CACHE)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (NCFE CACHE)

Fee Information - For Academic Year 2020/2021

Full Cost Co Funded Loan Employer Sponsored International
£2,670 £994 - - -

See our financial support area for a breakdown on what the fees mean

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