Our CACHE accredited courses

The majority of the courses we offer within the childcare and education sector are CACHE qualifications.

Who are CACHE?

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education.

CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications

Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care.

All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

CACHE work closely with employers and learners to ensure that students have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care,education and health industries.

Types of CACHE qualifications

Certain CACHE qualifications are available as either an award, certificate or diploma. These are known as nested qualifications.

Nested qualifications allow learners to top up their previous studies in a subject to achieve the next qualification in the group.This allows learners to progress from the award to the certificate and then the diploma.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni Membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.

Why choose CACHE?

  • CACHE qualifications are widely recognised and perfect for anyone who wants to start a career in child care.
  • From beginner to advanced level qualifications- there is a CACHE course to suit all experience levels, so you can go from novice to professional child carer with a CACHE NVQ.


In 2015, CACHE was purchased by another educational organisation, NCFE. This is why you may see some of our courses listed as being awarded by ‘NCFE CACHE’.

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