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Level 1 NCFE Award and Diploma in Caring for Children

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Course Description

Ideal for anyone considering a future career in caring for children, this Level 1 Diploma is the perfect course to kickstart your career. You'll gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children effectively which will give you the basis for further study of Level 2 and 3 courses.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


Level 1 Childcare - Foundation Learning

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required to apply for this course.


Topics on this course include:

  • Early learning and childcare
  • Social care
  • Learning and development support services

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course however you will participate in physical and practical lessons in our ‘virtual nursery’ which mimics the layout and equipment of a real nursery environment.


Upon completion of this course, you can move onto the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or you could go onto an apprenticeship.

Possible careers include: Primary Teaching, Early Years Teacher, Early Years Educator, Nanny, Childminder, Practitioner in Day Nurseries, Nursery Schools and Primary Schools or Preschool Worker.

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