Childcare (Caring for Children) CACHE Diploma Level 1 at Bolton College
Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
This course will benefit anyone who wants to develop parenting and life skills, as it will stimulate interest and encourage understanding of the skills required to care for children.
CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors. In 2014, over 150,000 learners from more than 1,000 centres (both in the UK and overseas) registered with CACHE.
Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
What you'll learn
- Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People
- Craft Activities for Young Children
- Human Growth & Development
- Respecting & Valuing Children
Remember, you will also spend one day a week in a work placement setting.
We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3
Elements of study
Your programme consists of the following elements:
- Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
- English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
- Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
- Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
- Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
We ask that you have two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English Language. We will also ask to see a good school reference.
You’ll need an enthusiastic approach to your studies, excellent attendance at school or your last place of study, and a clear DBS check.
You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods, such as:
- Designing charts or posters
- Oral questioning in the workplace
Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident. Financial help is available for some students, whose families are on low income. If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?
For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!
After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the CACHE Certificate Level 2.
Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Childcare Apprenticeship and work as an Apprentice Childcare Assistant.
Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
Following further study you could work as:
- A Nursery Manager where you can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on experience.
- A Child & Early Years Officer earns £25,000 a year on average
- A Primary Teacher can earn an average of £36,000 a year.
Our £75 million campus offers:
- A fitness suite and sports hall
- Apple Mac suites
- A theatre and dance studios
- A café selling Costa coffee
- Wella-approved hair salons
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
Number 1 for Achievement Rates
We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.
Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
- Receive recognition for your efforts through internal awards celebrations
- Hear guest speakers from the industry
- Improve your health and fitness through various sports activities
The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.
During their recent visit in February 2017, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.
Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.
Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm - 8pm
Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm – 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.