Level 1

NCFE/CACHE Caring for Children


12 weeks
1 year


Rush Green Campus
Barking Campus - Barking Learning Centre


Jan 2022
Sep 2022


Adult 19+



If you're interested in a career as a Nursery Practitioner or Classroom Assistant this course will give you the perfect start.

To work with children you need at least a Level 2 qualification, so this course is perfect preparation to go on to study at the next level.

You'll benefit from excellent teaching resources and a real work environment.

You'll learn how to work with children between birth and 5 years of age. The course will cover play, healthy living, development, and child safety.

You'll be monitored and mentored as the course progresses.

There are also 13 assignments to be completed for the full Diploma. There are no exams on this course.

You will need to have a GCSE grade 2 in English. We'll also need a reference of past behaviour and attendance.

All of our teaching staff have vast industry experience within early years and schools environments.

This course offers an optional placement of up to 10 days, if you wish to progress to the Level 2 course.

Any work experience you do will improve your skills and prospects for further study and employment.

This course leads on to a Level 2 Childcare programme, which will enable you to work with children.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.