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Caring for Children (For Mature Students) CACHE Level 1 Diploma at Barnet and Southgate College

Course description

Do you have a passion to work with children? If so this course is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in the early years sector.

Course content

You will study 13 units: * Listening and talking to young children * Growth and development * Respecting young children * Human growth and development * Healthy eating for families * Healthy living * Sharing learning experiences with young children * Finding out about Forest Schools * Preparing for your next steps * Supporting babies to play * Musical activities for young children * Practical health and safety when with young children * Craft activities for young children You will also undertake work experience in pre-school setting in term 2.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for students aged 16-19 years. For students aged 16-19 years you will need 2 GCSEs grade E or above (including English Language). Mature students need to show that they can work at Literacy Entry 3 or above. Work experience in a childcare setting is desireable.


Assessment is through coursework, practical work experience and assessment. Please ensure you bring to your interview a handwritten personal statement of approx. 200 words about why you want to work in Childcare

Financial information

Course text book * Study materials * Travel to and from placement * Disclosure & Barring Service

Future opportunities

You may be able to progress to the CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) subject to assessment. TheLevel 1 Diploma in Caring for Childcare is not a formal qualfication for working with children.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnet and Southgate College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2016