Caring for Children CACHE Level 1 Award

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Nurture the next generation with our introductory Caring for Children programme. This course will provide you with an introduction to working with children or young people. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement where you will develop vital skills in areas such as child development, care, play and healthy eating.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Communicate with children effectively.
  • Create craft activities that are engaging for children.
  • Promote healthy eating and lifestyles.
  • Understand the role of play in a child’s development.
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 2 ideally including English and maths

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    30 weeks

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Labour Market

    Jobs in Childcare and Related Personal services in Leeds are due to grow by 2.7% from 2019 to 2024 (Emsi).

    Student Testimonial

    “I’ve really enjoyed this course, the teachers are laid back and you get more freedom than school. The course has made me realise I want to work in a nursery, hopefully I’ll be able to progress on to level 2.” - Rebecca Fieldhouse Childcare Level 1
    Education and Childcare
    Leeds City College
    Leeds City College