Level 1 CACHE Award/Certificate/Diploma in Caring for Children at Cambridge Regional College
This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in the children and young peoples workforce.
You will study a variety of subjects over one year including:
• Growth and development
• Children's play
• Finding out about Forest Schools
• Healthy eating for families
• Listening and talking to young children
• Preparing your next steps
You will have the opportunity to gain experience working with children in an Early Years setting. The development of practical English and Maths skills will be an essential part of your programme. In addition, if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English and/or Maths (or new grading 4 or above for GCSE maths or English), you will study for a recognised qualification appropriate to your level e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills. IT will be embedded in the delivery of your specialist skills.
There will be a cost to students of £120 which includes a security check (DBS), course materials and kit. 19+ fees apply.
You will need 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, a general education plus a keen interest in working with children.In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.
Assessment is in the form of written tasks and tutor reports.
We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you achieve a Pass and satisfactory work experience reports you may progress to the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care or BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care.
We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:
Friday 13th October 2017 4pm-7pm - Cambridge
Saturday 14th October 2017 9.30am-12.30pm - Cambridge
Saturday 18th November 2017 9.30am-12.30pm - Huntingdon
If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.
Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via UCASprogress.com or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!
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.