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CACHE Level 1 Award in Childcare

Course Title:

CACHE Level 1 Award in Childcare

Course Number:

LRKA A40331


Allen Park Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 1


Clare Hill

Start Date:

21 September 2017

End Date:

07 June 2018

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 09:30 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 10 and 15 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

You will be learning about various aspects of childcare including:

  • Child development and milestones
  • Play
  • Health and safety
  • Schemas
  • Behaviours
  • Child protection
  • Special needs / disabilities
  • Policies and procedures
  • Team work / partnerships

 Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, on completion of this course, you will gain a qualification called:

CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for people who would like to learn more about childcare either for a future career or to better support their own children.

Please note - anyone wishing to enrol on this course needs to attend the free Childcare Introduction and Asssessment course which is to take part the week before the Cache Level 1 begins.

If you are unable to attend the introduction and assessment session, you will need to be assessed by a tutor. Providing that the tutor is happy with your interest in the subject and your level of English which should be that you already have a Level 1 in English Functional Skills or be seen to be studying towards it, you will then be given the go ahead to enrol on the course.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring in a folder, pencil case and ruler.

Are there any additional costs?

There is an exam fee of £50 (please note we are awaiting confirmation from the examining board that this remains the same)

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

After each session, you will be asked to keep a record of your studying. You tutor will regularly give you feedback and guidance. Half way through the course, there will be an opportunity for one to one tutorial so that you can review your work and set new targets.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

CACHE LEVEL 2  Certificate in Early Years Education and Care

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Allen Park Centre


Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE


Car Parking Available
Limited Cycle Parking
Cycle parking - no dedicated shelter


Keypad lock on entrance

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available


Limited Facilities
Drinks Machine


Crèche Unavailable


Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby to Spider Island and Allenton shops. After shops take second left into Allen St. The venue is on the left hand side. Email: 01332 642300

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 60, 61, 42 & 43

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Allen Park Centre

Opening Times:

We are open: * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm


Allen Park Centre, Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 642300


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To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.


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Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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