Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care & CYP (NCFE CACHE) LEVEL 1


  • 16-18 (Full-time), Adults
  • Weds - Fri 9 - 5 hours per week
  • A4412-24
  • 2 September 2024 - 36 weeks
  • Wembley Park Campus
  • 16-18: no charge, Standard: £994


This Child Care course offers you an insight into what it is like to work with young children. It will help you to develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to progress to the next level of study. To work in this sector you will need a minimum of a Level 2/3 qualification.

The course includes the following units:

  • Science activities for children
  • Technology activities for young childre
  • Music activities
  • Practical health and safety
  • Finding out about forest schools
  • Craft activities
  • Sharing learning experiences
  • Growth and development
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Preparing your next step
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Healthy living and eating 

To achieve this qualification you will need to pass all the units.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught in fully equipped classrooms using a wide range of teaching tools and techniques. You will have access to a wide range of learning materials through the Student Intranet 'Moodle'. Practical sessions will be carried out in relevant workshops or studios where applicable.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.

What else should I know?

Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.