NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma In Caring For Children

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NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children 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 recommended to familiarise oneself with the protocols pertaining to the protection of children and the identification of situations necessitating immediate intervention. Additionally, it is important to acquire knowledge on strategies for fostering children’s engagement in educational activities and enhancing their self-assurance.

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

In order to cater to various learning styles London College of Professional Studies provides various delivery methods.

Learners are able to:

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


Additionally, NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children is accredited by Ofqual regulated Awarding body.

NCFE Qualifications


  • 9 months

Course Delivery

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for learners aged 15 and above.

Module Structure

In order to earn NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children individual must achieve 37 credits.

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
Confidence building for the young child through play EL3 3
Sharing learning experiences with children 1 4
Self-development 2 3
Science activities for young children 1 3
Technology activities for young children 1 2
Musical activities for young children 1 2
Children’s– play and leisure activities in the community 1 3
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people 2 3
Preparing for your next steps 1 4
Investigating a vocational area 2 2


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.


Payment Plan


Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £900
Fee (discounted) £650
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Instalment Plan £150 Deposit

5 monthly instalments of £130

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

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