Overview top

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage a learner’s understanding of the skills needed to care for a baby or young child. It is aimed at young people or adults needing to develop life skills. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills and life skills, including those with special educational needs or where English is an additional language. This qualification is a good way to enable learners to make an introduction to the health and care or early year’s sector.

Entry Requirements top

A range of GCSE subjects at grade D-G (3-1) and an interview with a member of the Health, Care or Early Years staff. This qualification may also be suitable for learners who have not achieved GCSE, on recommendation of the course team.

Assessment top

You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods. This will include tasks set by CACHE such as designing charts or leaflets and coursework.

Professional Opportunities top

On successful completion, with appropriate attendance and attitude to learning you could progress to the NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Settings.

Potential employment opportunities could include playgroup or mother and toddler group assistant or assisted support in a care environment. Candidates should note that further training in any health, social or child care setting is expected after an Entry level programme.