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Caring for Children CACHE Entry Level 3 Certificate (a course with an ESOL option is available) at Bradford College

Course description

This qualification develops the basic skills needed to care for a baby or young child.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop parenting skills, including those with special educational needs or where English is an additional language.

Course content

You will spend three days per week in College and will be required to attend a two-week (30 hours) placement in an appropriate setting usually in March or April. (Entry Level 1 is also offered in the community for mature learners who will be required to attend two hours per week)

The Award requires nine credits and the Certificate requires 18 credits. You can usually complete both the Award and then the Certificate in a year or less when taken as part of Foundation Learning.

Units include:

  • Confidence building for the young child through play
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
  • Providing a safe and hygienic environment for a young child
  • Play and learning in the home
  • Eating healthily
  • Contraception information
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Children's play and leisure activities in the community.

Entry requirements

You should have a good standard of English and mathematics and an interest in babies and young children.

You will have a short assessment of your Literacy and Numeracy skills, after which you may be offered a place.

The minimum age for entry is 14.

You will be invited for an interview to see if you are suitable for the course and for working with young children.


You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of assessment methods. These will include tasks (set by CACHE) such as designing charts or leaflets and oral questioning.

Future opportunities

  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Caring skills
  • Playwork skills.

On completion of the course, you will be able to progress to a Level 1 Award in Caring for Children, Employability and Personal and Social Development or Access to Further Education.

Further information

For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2018
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