Join Us


We have been certifying Training Centres since 1945. We’re continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making us the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, our qualifications help millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, we’ve gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.


We know that great training providers need great qualifications. That’s why we make sure our qualifications are easy to understand and administer, are competitively priced and geared to your needs.

Click here to view a copy of our guide to cachezone. Click here view our Customer Charter 2012

By becoming an approved Centre you can be certain of great customer service. Our Customer Service pledges



  We will always answer your calls in less than 45 seconds
  We will allocate a dedicated Regional Development Executive to you to give help and support
  We will keep you up to date through cachezone and regular emails
  We will provide downloadable support materials free of charge


4 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.

Our application process is quick and simple.​

Fill in the Centre Approval Form. The centre approval fee is £950 and this covers the cost of the approval visit.

Once you have completed the form a comprehensive credit check will be carried out to help us confirm your credit status.


Once you pass your credit check, we will issue you with a Centre Agreement. To ensure we comply with the Ofqual 'General Conditions of Recognition', a written agreement must be in place, which has to be signed by a person with the appropriate authority. When this 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 and qualification approval. At this point you will also get your account details and a login for our cachezone website.

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

For guidance on becoming a Centre, please contact us on either: 0345 347 2123 or [email protected].