Who are CACHE?

Who are CACHE?

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

CACHE was established in 1945 and was acquired by NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education) in 2015. Since then, CACHE has been operating as NCFE CACHE and continues to offer high-quality vocational qualifications.

NCFE CACHE offers a wide range of vocational qualifications that are suitable for individuals involved in early years education, childcare, and health and social care. All NCFE CACHE qualifications are divided into five different levels, ranging from Level 1 (entry-level) to Level 5 (for experienced professionals).

They are one of the most well-known awarding bodies in the UK, offering qualifications that are designed to be flexible, allowing learners to study at their own pace and in a way that suits their individual needs.

They offer a variety of qualifications, from entry-level courses to advanced diplomas, ensuring that there is a qualification for everyone, regardless of their level of experience.

Are CACHE qualifications industry recognised?

NCFE CACHE is a leading awarding organisation in the UK and their qualifications are well-respected and widely recognised by employers, educational institutions, and regulatory bodies.

One reason why NCFE CACHE qualifications are industry recognised is because they are developed in collaboration with industry experts and professionals. This ensures that the qualifications are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of employers and learners.

Additionally, NCFE CACHE qualifications are regulated by Ofqual, which means that they meet rigorous quality standards and are comparable to other qualifications across the UK.

Many employers actively seek candidates who recognise the quality of the training and the practical experience that learners have gained.

Moreover, NCFE CACHE qualifications are also recognised by professional bodies and industry-specific organisations. For example, the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is recognised by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) as meeting the requirement for those who are new to the role of a Teaching Assistant in a school setting.

What makes CACHE qualifications different?

They work closely with employers and learners to ensure that students have a progression route whether it’s into a career or university.
These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to gain those all-important professional standards required in the nursing, teaching, and healthcare industries.

“We have to ensure that learners who complete our qualification will have employability and a progression route, either into employment or onto university.” – Julie Hyde, CACHE Associate Director

Over 1000 training providers in the UK and abroad use NCFE CACHE qualifications, which has made them the awarding organisation of choice in care, health and education for learners and employees.

With the NCFE CACHE syllabus developed with help from experts, this makes them the number one qualification to have on your CV when applying for jobs in this sector.

If you're looking to get into childcare, education or health and social care, take a look at the range of CACHE courses we offer through distance learning.

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Who are CACHE?