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Preparing to Work in Schools - CACHE Level 1 Award Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials (With Optional Online Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 50 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Gain a Level 1 Qualification in Preparing to Work in Schools

The Preparing to Work in Schools - CACHE Level 1 Award Course aims to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting, how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child, and young person development.

The course is designed for learners who are thinking of working in a school setting or are about to start work or volunteering in a school setting. The Level 1 qualification is aimed at a range of learners, including young or mature learners without any previous study experience, learners with special educational needs or where English is not the learners first language. 

The purposes of the course are to:

  • Prepare for further learning or training
  • Develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

The qualification can provide learners with a progression route to the level 2 and 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning practical skills based qualifications, although it is not a requirement to complete this qualification prior to starting a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification should the learner feel comfortable studying at those levels.

This course provides successful students with a CACHE Level 1 Award Qualification with 6 credits.

The Level 1 Award Course Includes the Following Units:

The following topics are covered:

  • Understand the different types of schools
  • Understand policies and procedures in schools
  • Understand different areas of learning in schools

The following topics are covered:

  • Understand the main stages of development from birth to 19 years of age
  • Understand how to keep individuals safe in the learning environment
  • Understand how to protect children and young people
  • Understand healthy eating
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion

The following topics are covered:

  • Understand how communicate effectively with children, young people and adults
  • Understand how to communicate with a team
  • Understand how to encourage individuals in a learning environment

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 1 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Course Format & Delivery

This course is supplied as hard copy paper-based materials. You will receive an A4 ring bound course folder which will include all of your course notes and assignments and there is a separate study guide which should be read before starting the course and explains about support, the required format of assignments and how to submit assignments for assessment. We find this format works well for this particular course as you don't have to be on a computer to work through the notes and you get to keep the course materials after you have completed your study if you need to refer back to them.

We do also offer the option of an online version of the course notes which can be purchased for an additional £36.00 for learners who prefer computer-based learning or are travelling and need access to their course notes. This option is available at the checkout when ordering the course.

The hard-copy course materials are dispatched using a next working day courier service where available and the online course notes are usually issued within 24 hours of processing an application.

If learners would prefer an online only version of the course notes then please contact us for information on how to order this.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools

The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion, students will gain a Level 1 Award Qualification issued by NCFE CACHE.

This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF Qualification Number - 603/2477/6). This is a Level 1 Award Qualification and has 6 credits.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

NCFE CACHE is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government and who offer high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. They offer a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. This course is purchased through Distance Learning Centre, a partner of Kendal Publishing. The delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by Kendal Publishing who are an approved NCFE CACHE centre for assessment and certification.

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