CACHE Pathway 5 – Level 1 Childcare – Preparing to working in Early Years – Deacon House

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We have created an exciting Pathway of knowledge-based qualifications that you will study online. The Pathway enables you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to work as a childcare or nursery assistant in an early years setting.

Course Information

The Pathway develops your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nursery/childcare assistant. You will learn about supporting children’s development and learning, how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people and health and safety policies and procedures. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.

The Pathway consists of:

  • NCFE/CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
  • NCFE CACHE LEVEL 1 Award in Understanding Safeguarding in Education and Childcare Settings
  • City and Guilds Entry level Employability - Preparing to Volunteer


Who is this course for?

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

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Supporting child development
  • The importance of play
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Safeguarding and prevent
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Communicating with children

Benefits / Skills

  • Accredited qualifications to enhance your CV
  • 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+

Career Progression

Progression may include Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2. All students progressing onto vocational qualifications will need an enhanced DBS and voluntary experience in an Early Years setting.

Course Details


18/36 Weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


Online learning or face to face classes


Understand the roles and responsibilities of the childcare/nursery assistant

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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