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NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

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The NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children qualification provides students with the necessary knowledge and abilities to effectively provide care for young children. Learn about topics pertaining to the growth, learning, and development of a child.

It is aimed at a range of learners, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare.

This is a nested qualification, meaning students can choose to study either the award, certificate, or diploma. Once you have completed this diploma, you will have achieved the full nested qualification.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as it is a knowledge-only qualification.

Delivery Methods

London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in-class learning. The learners can choose the mode of study for their convenience.

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent quality study notes
  • Obtain assignment marking and feedback.
  • Gain fully accredited UK courses
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.


This NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children is accredited by Ofqual regulated Awarding body.

NCFE Qualifications


  • 3 Months

Course Delivery

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for learners aged 14 and above.

Module Structure

The NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children qualification requires 10 credits to complete the course.


Unit title Level Credit
Growth and development of young children 1 2
Practical health and safety when with young children 1 3
Respecting and valuing children 1 2
Understanding learning and development through play 1 3


Upon successful completion of this nested qualification, learners have the option to pursue either the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.


The assessment of your course will be conducted via a sequence of assignments, which will be submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no requirement for external assessments.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for you if you are considering a career in caring for children. It can also support you in re-engaging with learning and break down barriers to you entering the childcare workforce.

Level Level 1
Duration 3 Months
Course Award
Language English


Payment Plan


Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £800
Fee (discounted) £530
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Instalment Plan £150 Deposit

4 monthly instalments of £125

(For UK learners/ companies we charge 20% VAT)

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