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.

Course Details


30 weeks

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


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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
School of Social Science
Leeds City College
Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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