CACHE Caring for children Level 1 Certificate (QCF)

CACHE Caring For Children Level 1 Certificate

CACHE accredited “Certificate in Caring for Children” level 1 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course is aimed at students looking to enter this field at foundation stage. No experience of working with children is required to enrol onto this course. Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

This course contains the 4 units covered on the Level 1 Award plus 6 additional units. 

This course encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. They cover children’s growth, learning and development. 

Qualification: Level 1 Certificate in Caring For Children
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: Yes at level 1
Awarding Body: CACHE
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 260 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: 26

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CACHE Caring for children Level 1 Certificate (QCF)

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Course Fee: Starting at: £629.00

One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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The Development of Children from Birth to Six Years.
Factors Influencing A Child's Development. 

Maintaining Safety within the Home.
Choosing Equipment. 
Using Equipment Safely. 
Maintaining Safety within the Garden. 
Child Safety When On the Move. 
Maintaining Appropriate Hygiene Procedures. 

The Acts. 
Exploring Anti-Discriminatory Practice. 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 
Balancing children's growing needs for independence with keeping children safe. 

The need for a secure environment. 
Creative Development. 
Avoiding Discrimination

Understand the support children need to gain confidence when playing
Activities that will help improve a young child's confidence
Learn to encourage expression through play
How interaction and play can build self-esteem
Activities that will help children to express their feelings 

The different ways that youn children learn
Understanding the importance of identifying the different ways of learning
Sensory aids to develop the learning of young children
How to encourage children to take part
Ways in which the natural world can support learning

Why self-development and interest is important
How self-development contributes to personal achievement
Encouraging self-development, weaknesses and strengths 

Recommend science activities for young children of different ages
Understand why science activities support learning
Learn the health and safety risks with science activities
Help and advise young children with science activities

Recognise activities and toys within technology for young children
Understand which technology activities are suitable for each age range
Identify intellectual, physical and language benefits of technology activities 

Creative musical activities and games for young children
Understand which musical activities are suitable for each age range
Identify benefits of musical activities
Encourage interaction within musical games and activities

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 14 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement or any previous knowledge of working with children to complete this course. 

CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring For Children

Qualification ref:  500/9009/4

Credit value: 26
Awarding body: CACHE 

Please note that although you are purchasing this course from us, the delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by Open Study College (OSC), which is the approved CACHE centre. Certification on successful completion will also be arranged by OSC.

This course provides successful students with a qualification from CACHE, listed on the QCF (qualifications and credit framework) database. CACHE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland. 

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by CACHE and can take up to 12 weeks to be received afer completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 260. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely. 

We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

Online: Access our premium online cloud based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. 


All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments and create a portfolio throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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