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Caring for Children CACHE Diploma (QCF) Level 1 at Hackney Community College

Course description

If you would like to develop a career in childcare and work with children from birth to 6 years this course is ideal. You will learn about areas of child development, safeguarding, employability skills, health and safety of young children. You will be assessed through a mixture of practical activities and written tasks. Maths and English is an important part of the course. As part of this course, you will also undertake the Personal Social Development (PSD) Level 1 Award.


Course content

You will learn through a range of teaching methods, classroom delivery, assignment tasks and group work. Functional Skills Maths and English are part of the course.

2 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday), plus maths and English and 2 days a week work placement


Entry requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade D, plus a written assessment and interview at College. In addition, you will need to provide a satisfactory reference.



The qualification is structured in three parts: Award, Certificate and Diploma. All the units are internally assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks by designing leaflets, booklets, charts or information sheets. You will get ongoing verbal and written feedback from your tutors on your work. You must achieve a pass for all the units to gain the full qualification.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Level 2 childcare courses.


Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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