CACHE Qualifications

Enhance your career with CACHE qualifications

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education is an awarding organisation focusing on high-quality vocational qualifications, a specialist in care and education awards, which they deliver through accredited training providers.
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Social care professionals make a significant difference to the quality of life for people across the country. Course providers accredited to deliver CACHE qualifications training are therefore aiming for nothing less than excellence, commitment and expertise in delivering their qualifications. These qualifications are used by more than 1,000 training providers and colleges in the UK.

Why enroll on a CACHE qualification course?

CACHE qualification courses are a ladder for success and care career progression, providing people who 'care and educate' the skills and insight they need to improve the lives of those they care for. The wide range of qualifications available to participants who are still in school, beginning their first position, making a career change or moving into a management role, will ensure that all their aspirations are fulfilled, skills are developed, and goals are achieved.

What training areas are covered?

There are nine main fields of work these CACHE qualifications programmes are applicable to, and nine corresponding types of qualifications:

  • Early years educators
  • Children and young people
  • Health and social care
  • Teaching and learning
  • Quality of assessment
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Traineeships
  • Functional skills

As early years educators, participants can choose between a Level 2 introductory CACHE qualifications programme, a Level 3 preparatory programme with certificates upon completion of courses, a Level 3 CACHE degree programme, or a Level 3 training programme with both certificates and diplomas awarded upon completion. Children and young people qualifications comprise of an entry level and Levels 1 to 5, with various awards, certificates and diplomas granted to successful candidates.

Various playwork certificates, diplomas and awards are available to those who complete Level 2 to Level 5 of these CACHE courses dedicated to working with children. Supporting teachers and educational performance assessors can also enjoy rewarding and enriching training programmes designed for various levels of expertise. 

The Health and Social Care training programme is designed for those involved in social work or health, and grants various certificates, awards and diplomas at levels 1 though 5. A suite of Health qualifications are also available to healthcare workers at levels 2 and 3.

Work-based CACHE Qualification Programmes

A range of work-based CACHE qualification programmes that are designed by national employers are also available to learners 16 years of age or older at three levels of difficulty, from intermediate to advanced and higher. All CACHE qualification programmes are learner and employer focused, designed to meet both the needs of the care worker and those of the employer. They are accessible, offered as full or part-time courses, corporate learning events, open learning courses, or distance and online modules. They are flexible, with credits being carried forward across qualifications with shared units, using combinations that suit the participants' circumstances.  

Benefits of Completing CACHE Qualifications

Certificates awarded by accredited institutions are proof of completion of essential courses and attaining qualifications which are endorsed by the government. As part of the national framework, the qualifications enjoy UK-wide recognition and appreciation.

The nationally recognised qualifications offered by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education are accessible, achievable, flexible and industry focused testimonies of accomplishment which are deemed essential in providing life-changing guidance and healthcare to people who need it. Employers within the health and social care and education sectors regard CACHE qualifications as a benchmark in ensuring new standards of ability and knowledge are met. Embarking on a CACHE qualification is sure to propel your career to the next level, but if you couldn't find what you were looking for here, broaden your search and check out our health and social care and teaching categories.

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