CACHE Pathway 2 – First Steps to Working in Childcare – Deacon House

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This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to start your first steps to working as a childcare or nursery assistant in an early years setting.

Course Information

This course provides an understanding of the basic skills needed to care for
a baby or young child, including setting a routine, healthy lifestyles and the
importance of play and learning.

The course is studied online enabling you to benefit from flexible study, at
a time and pace suitable for your own needs or face to face in a variety of
venues. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to
guide you through your learning programme.


Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • The importance of play
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Keeping children safe
  • Routines for children

Benefits / Skills

  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Entry 3 for literacy

Course Details


18 Weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


Flexible online learning or face to face at a variety of venues


Understand the roles and responsibilities of the childcare/nursery assistant

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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