In KS4 students are able to study a new and exciting qualification for St. Luke's Academy - CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.

This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners' understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for a child. The course will prepare students for the world of work, it will provide a good starting point for other qualifications such as NVQs and can start them off on the right steps to a great career. The units cover both personal development and the development and growth of babies and young children. They also explore:

  • the value of a healthy lifestyle and diet
  • communication and learning
  • aspects of play
  • the importance of building children's confidence
  • human lifespan from birth to the elderly.

Students will complete a range of units and produce a portfolio of evidence. The course will teach many skills needed in everyday life including:

  • communication
  • research skills
  • ICT Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Organisational skills