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Childcare (Caring for Children) CACHE Diploma Level 1 at Bolton College

Course description

Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

This course will benefit anyone who wants to develop parenting and life skills, as it will stimulate interest and encourage understanding of the skills required to care for children.

CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors. In 2014, over 150,000 learners from more than 1,000 centres (both in the UK and overseas) registered with CACHE.

Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.

Course content

What you'll learn

Units include:

  • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People
  • Craft Activities for Young Children
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Respecting & Valuing Children

Remember, you will also spend one day a week in a work placement setting.

If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

Elements of study

Your programme consists of the following elements:

  • Study of your chosen vocational subject
  • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
  • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
  • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
  • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)

Entry requirements

We ask that you have two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English Language. We will also ask to see a good school reference.

You’ll need an enthusiastic approach to your studies, excellent attendance at school or your last place of study, and a clear DBS check.

Assessment

You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods, such as:

  • Designing charts or posters
  • Oral questioning in the workplace
  • Coursework

Financial information

Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident.  Financial help is available for some students, whose families are on low income. If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?

For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!

 

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the CACHE Certificate Level 2.

Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Childcare Apprenticeship and work as an Apprentice Childcare Assistant.

Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk

Following further study you could work as:

  • A Nursery Manager where you can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • A Child & Early Years Officer earns £25,000 a year on average
  • A Primary Teacher can earn an average of £36,000 a year.

Further information

Enrichment

We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Receive recognition for your efforts through internal awards celebrations
  • Hear guest speakers from the industry
  • Improve your health and fitness through various sports activities

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications. 

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

In our last inspection we were graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.

Support

The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.

During their visit Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 4.30pm - 7pm

Futures4Me Event

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 3.30pm-7.30pm

https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/events

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.

Last updated date: 12 September 2018
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