The courses we offer:

  • Entry level, 1 and 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (QCF)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 credits)

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

What does the qualification cover?

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.

When is this qualification available?

This qualification will be open for registrations from 1st March 2014.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines. 

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

What does the qualification cover?

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

In response to the Department for Education and National College for Teaching and Leadership Policy, Improving the quality and range of education and childcare from birth to 5 years, we have built a qualification to meet the Criteria required for those wishing to become Early Years Educators.

As the leading Awarding Organisation in the care sector we have surpassed the minimum requirements set out in the Full and Relevant Criteria to develop a qualification which reflects the priorities of practitioners and employers to meet the needs of young children.

When is this qualification available?

This qualification will be open for registrations from 1st September 2014.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care.  

What are CACHE's entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification covers understanding the principles and practices of assessment, assessing occupational competence in the work environment and assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is intended for those who assess in the work environment and in other training environments such as workshops or classrooms.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 19 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

CACHE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (QCF)

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification covers understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment.

Who is it suitable for?

It is intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from an organisation or assessment centre.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 19 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

NEW** CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 credits)

About this qualification

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.

It has six pathways - three for adults and three for children and young people: 

  •   Management
  •   Residential Services
  •   Advanced Practice 

This qualification has been built to meet the apprenticeship framework requirements of a 90 credit qualification and must be taken by learners who are taking their qualification as part of the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.

Our current 80 Credit qualification will remain in our portfolio for those learners who wish to opt for this outside of the apprenticeship framework.

What does the qualification cover?

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Developing and carrying out policy
  • Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
  • Promoting and developing bet practice
  • Supporting development and partnership working
  • Care management
  • Quality systems and improvement

Who is it suitable for?

The Management pathway is suitable for Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers working in day or domiciliary services who are looking to progress their career. It is also appropriate for Managers who have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level.

The Residential Services pathway is aimed at those in similar job roles as those taking the Management pathways but the focus is on management and care in residential settings.

The Advanced Practice pathway is geared towards senior practitioners who would like to develop their career but wish to remain active practitioners in the management framework.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.