CACHE Entry 3 Certificate Caring for Children

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 1 Year (Certificate) or 6 Months (Award)
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Caring for Children

A career in education and early childhood development can be stimulating, satisfying and rewarding, and provides the opportunity to influence and shape many lives.

This course is a one year full time programme designed for people who wish to learn how to care for a young child in a home setting or a day care setting.

After completing this course further training will be required to work in these areas.

This course will interest you if you are planning to work in the field of childcare.

Subjects you will study include:

  • Play
  • Healthy eating for children
  • Physical care
  • Health
  • Functional skills, English and maths
  • Learn to learn activities
  • Work related learning activities

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Students will need no formal qualifications to apply.

Entry level courses are for learners who want to progress.

All students who wish to enrol on a childcare course must have a clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) record and supply two satisfactory references.

The course tutor will provide details at the interview.


Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children or Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Social Care and Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

Assessment Methods

This programme is unit based.

In the assessment students have portfolio tasks, tutor reports, assignments and action plans.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

CACHE Entry 3 Certificate Caring for Children

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 1 Year (Certificate) or 6 Months (Award)
Attendance: Full Time
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