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Caring for Children CACHE Level 1 Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

Are you interesting in learning about how children learn? Or how you can use stories and Rhymes to stimulate a child’s development, or how the local community can broaden a child’s experience? This course is aimed at a range of learners, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills, mature learners with special educational needs, or where English is an additional language. This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills required to care for children.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE in English language at grade D or above and other GCSEs at grade E-F. You’ll also need a satisfactory reference.


All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods that could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board. This is a Pass or Fail course. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take these qualifications, but it is recommended that learners undertake a placement during the course.

Future opportunities

Further progression opportunities will depend on the learner’s abilities, but could include a broad range of destinations including: 

• GCSEs 

• Level 2 qualifications (along with Functional Skills Level 1 in English, a successful interview and references and the completion of a Diploma) 

• Supported employment 

• Independent living

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2016
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