CACHE was established in 1945 by the Ministry of Health under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB). The board set the syllabus for the first national examination which took place in 1947. In 1994 the NNEB merged with the Council for Early Years Awards to form CACHE.
In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. This has resulted in NCFE CACHE being among the UK’s largest Awarding Body. Combined, they are the leading provider of educational services and as a not-for-profit organisation have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years.
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organization for the Care and Education Sector. CACHE has developed qualifications of excellence for over 70 years to more than 1,000 UK-based and overseas delivery partners.
NCFE CACHE is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working in the care and education sectors.
NCFE CACHE offers a wide range of vocational qualifications suitable for individuals involved in early years education, childcare, and health and social care. All CACHE qualifications are divided into five different levels, ranging from Level 1 (entry level) to Level 5 (for experienced professionals).
NCFE CACHE courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).