Caring for Children NCFE Diploma Level 1

This course provides an excellent introduction to the care and development of children from birth to sixteen years. It encourages an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children, with a focus on children’s growth, learning and development. After completing this course further training will be required to be able to work in these areas.

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1 Year


September 2020

Dewsbury Tuesday; Huddersfield tbc


This will interest you if you are planning to work in the field of Childcare.

You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

  • Healthy living
    • To introduce you to ways in which they can contribute to a healthy lifestyle and to encourage them to demonstrate activities which will improve their own lifestyle.
  • Healthy eating for families
    • The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the principles of a healthy diet for families and children, including groups who may have particular food restrictions
  • Confidence building for the young child through play
    • The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand how play can build a child’s confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
    • The aim of this unit is to help you understand the importance of listening to and talking with a young child. It will also explore activities that will help develop a child’s communication skills.

You will 8-10 optional units including:

  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Human growth and development
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Practical health and safety with young children
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Understanding learning and development through play
  • Investigating a vocational area
  • Self-development

All achieved through tasks, practical activities and group work.

Teaching will include lectures, practical experience, outside speakers and the possibility to attend work placement.

Entry Requirements

  • All students must have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  • Entry level 3 English.
  • An interview with a specialist tutor will also be required.


To join: You will need to complete and submit a part-time application form.

Assessment Methods

This programme is unit based. Students will produce a portfolio containing written tasks, tutor reports and action plans.


Children and the Young People’s Workforce level 2

This could be a step to a career as an assistant in private day nurseries, education, health authorities, social service, private homes in Britain, as well as overseas as a qualified early years practitioner.

Fees & Funding

Total fee: £1,108

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