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Childcare CACHE Entry Level at Calderdale College

Course description

A one year full time programme designed for people who wish to learn how to be a good parent and/or who wish to learn how to care for a young child in a home setting or a day care setting.

Course content

A one year programme if you are interested in how to care for a young child in a home setting or intending to enter a career in childcare. Subjects you will study include:
  • Play
  • Food
  • Physical Care
  • Health
  • Certificate in Personal & Social Development 
  • Functional Skills, English, Maths and ICT (this will be a part of Entry Level Foundation Learning)

All achieved through practical activities and group work.

Teaching will include lectures, practical experience, outside speakers and the possibility to attend work placement.

Entry requirements

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 Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure and supply two satisfactory references.  The course tutor will provide details at the interview.



This programme is unit based.  In the assessment students have portfolio tasks, tutor reports, assignments and action plans.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

CACHE Foundation learning Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click on the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 March 2016