Level 1 in Health and Social Care and Children's Care (combined NCFE CACHE)

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

This course will help you gain confidence to progress further in your chosen occupational area and will enhance your own personal development, helping you to achieve your goals in education and training

What Will I Learn?

You will study a variety of units, which could include Health & Social Care for Children, Young People & Adults, Health & Safety, Preparation for Employment, Play & Practical Activities, Personal Development, and Nutrition.

You will also study Essential Skills for Work & Life, Communications and Application of Number. During the course you will undertake practical work experience.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at A*- D, which must include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh, or completion of a full vocational programme which must include GCSE Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh at grades A*-D or equivalent. A successful DBS check will be a requirement of the course. You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.

Plus two satisfactory reference and DBS clearance. You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be asked to complete assignments during the year and will be assessed on these. CACHE recommends that a minimum of 80% attendance is essential to successfully complete the course.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing the Diploma, you may be able to progress to the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care or Level 2 Playwork


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