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NCFE CACHE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Child Development & Care in the Early Years

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The Level 1/2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care in the Early Years is designed for learners who want an introduction to child development and care that includes a vocational and project based element.

The course content 


To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of all 9 content areas of this qualification.


Content areas

Content area 1: Child development

Content area 2: Factors that influence the child’s development

Content area 3: Care routines, play and activities to support the child

Content area 4: Early years provision

Content area 5: Legislation, policies and procedures in the early years

Content area 6: Expectations of the early years practitioner

Content area 7: Roles and responsibilities within early years settings

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Content area 8: The importance of observations in early years childcare

Content area 9: Planning in early years childcare


The qualification has 2 assessments externally-set by NCFE: one non-exam assessment and one written examined assessment.

Assessment breakdown

• 14 hours non-exam assessment

• 1 hour 30 minutes examined  assessment

Non-exam assessment (NEA)




Externally-set, internally marked and externally moderated:

• synoptic project

Examined assessment (EA)



Externally-set and externally marked:

• written exam



Overall qualification grades:

L1P, L1M, L1D, L2P, L2M, L2D, L2D*

To take this course you should have an interest in working with and learning about young children’s care and development.

It is recommended that you undertake a work experience placement within a childcare setting, so that your knowledge and understanding can be supported in a practical way.