L1 Diploma in Caring for Children FT – February 2025

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course is perfect for you if you're considering a career in childcare. It will help to develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of roles available in this sector. This qualification doesn't qualify you to go straight into the world of work but provides a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.

A big part of what this course offers is preparing you for the world of work and progression onto the next level of study. Tutors will also work with you to help improve your Maths and English skills.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered. If you are interested in working with children or babies as a career then this course is the ideal starting point for you.

Course Content

Key modules on this course include:

  • Forest Schools
  • Respecting and Valuing Children
  • Healthy Eating
  • Musical Activities
  • Growth and Development
  • Practical Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades D/3 to F/1 with a minimum E/2 in English or maths, or a relevant Entry Level qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • coursework
  • presentations


You can progress onto Level 2 qualifications in a related field such as the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.