Become a Centre

How to become a CACHE international Centre

CACHE has been established since 1945 and is a valued brand internationally, working globally with educational providers who offer CACHE qualifications to learners in schools, private training centres, colleges and universities in countries such as China, Dubai, Malta and New Zealand.

The range of qualifications that are available are focused on the Care sector and provide learners with vocational qualifications that help them develop their chosen careers.

  • Early Years Educator
  • Children & Young People
  • Health & Social Care
  • Health
  • Playwork
  • Supporting Teaching & Learning
  • Endorsed Learning Programmes

CACHE also provides a range of resources including qualification key facts, support materials and access to bespoke training in country or via international conferencing facilities.

Our customer service pledges

  • We will always answer your calls in less than 45 seconds
  • We will allocate a dedicated member of the International Team to you to give
    help and support
  • We will keep you up to date through regular emails
  • We will provide downloadable support materials free of charge

CACHE enjoys working in collaboration with educational providers, both in the UK and internationally and has a dedicated team of people waiting to support you in becoming one of the next International CACHE centres.

5 easy steps to join us

It is important that you familiarise yourself with the Centre Agreement and Approval Criteria​ before you apply to become an approved centre. It sets out our respective rights and responsibilities and outlines how we will work together.

There are 2 parts to the application process.

  1. The first step is to fill in Part 1 our initial enquiry form which will help us to find out your requirements. It’s your opportunity to tell us a little about your organisation; your governance; where and how you operate; and which CACHE products you wish to offer to your learners. This is to help us make sure we are able support you outside the UK, so please provide as much detail as you can.

  2. The information you provide will be considered by our International Review Panel within 5 working days and we will let you know the outcome of the panel’s decision. If CACHE is able to support you, we will contact you about moving forward to Part 2 of the approval process and will send you the Application to Become an Approved CACHE International Centre.

  3. International Centres based in the UK: once you have completed Part 2 of the approval process a comprehensive credit check will be carried out to help us confirm your credit status.

    International Centres based outside of the UK: you will be required to agree an alternative method of payment with our Finance department.

  4. Once you pass your credit check or have agreed an alternative form of payment with finance, we will issue you with a Centre Agreement. To ensure Awarding Organisations comply with the new Ofqual 'General Conditions of Recognition', a written agreement has to be in place with AO Centres. This has to be signed by a person with the appropriate authority. When the centre agreement has been received, you’ll be allocated an External Quality Assurer who will contact you to arrange a date to discuss and complete your centre approval. 

  5. When your Centre has been approved, you’ll receive a certificate to display at your centre and can start registering your learners.

For further guidance on becoming an international centre or to discuss your qualification requirements, please contact our International Team by calling on: 0191 239 8000 

When your Centre has been approved, you’ll receive a certificate to display and can start registering learners.

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