Explore our case studies
It is always rewarding to hear that what we do is helping learners and centres succeed. After all, that is what we are here for.
So feel free to browse through our collection of case studies and discover how our qualifications have made a positive difference, helping to improve lives and advance careers.
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“The most rewarding thing about my role is that I get to make a difference.”
Jennifer Staunton has been working in the Early Years sector for almost 25 years, with an exciting and inspirational career journey. CACHE spoke to Jennifer about why she chose to enter the sector and her career highlights.
End-point Assessment with Leeds City College
Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students. It is also one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.
CACHE learner sets sights on becoming a Primary School Teacher
Ikra Akhtar, Level 3 Childcare and Education learner at City of Bristol College sets her sights on becoming a Primary School Teacher.
Teaching Assistants upskilling through CACHE qualification
Current and aspiring Teaching Assistants, Emma O’Gara, Charlotte Chant and Victoria McBride are currently studying the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning at Bolton College.
Improved communications between After School Club and parents through CACHE qualification
After School Club in Surrey sees communication improve between setting and parents after owner studies CACHE qualification.
CACHE Health and Social Care qualifications for Northern Ireland re-designed in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council
We have reviewed and re-designed our suite of Health and Social Care qualifications for Northern Ireland, in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and other representatives from the sector.
End - point assessment success with Richard Huish College
Richard Huish College is an outstanding sixth form college in Taunton offering A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships and HE Courses.
Excellent outcomes for learners studying CACHE qualifications at Harlow College
Harlow College in Essex offers a range of CACHE qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3 in Early Years, Childcare and Education, Health and Social Care. Tutors have enjoyed delivering CACHE qualifications since 2015 and the college has seen excellent outcomes for learners.
Learners at Bolton College excel with CACHE Early Years qualifications
Through CACHE’s end to end Early Years offer Bolton College is enabling learners to progress their education journey from Level 1 to Level 3.
CACHE collaborates with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust to develop Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) is one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England employing more than 6,000 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles. CACHE collaborated with NTW during the development of the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare.
“Choosing CACHE was the best decision we made”
Clare Scott, Health & Social Care and Early Years Subject Lead at Queen Katherine Academy, shares her success delivering CACHE qualifications.
Apprenticeship success for East Sussex County Council
Beverley Simmonds, from the Joint Reablement Team at East Sussex County Council, has successfully completed end-point assessment (EPA) with CACHE for the Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard.
A pathway to Higher Education with the University of Cumbria
We have been working with University of Cumbria on a mapping exercise, which shows that our qualifications prepare learners with the core knowledge needed to progress on to relevant degree programmes with confidence.
CACHE qualification boosts a young learner’s confidence
In this article, Bethan writes about how her CACHE qualification provided a ‘perfect gateway into the childcare sector”, and how working toward it gave her the confidence to take on new challenges.
Navigating a career crossroads with CACHE – Lisa’s story
We spoke with CACHE learner Lisa about how the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning supported her when she faced a career crossroads.
Jenny's progression journey
Jenny admits that there has never been a single year that learning and professional development has not been at the forefront of her career journey. Having started with a GCSE in Child Development and some work experience in a primary school, Jenny went straight from school to college, where she completed her NNEB qualification.
CACHE learner Sarah talks about her new career as a TA
In support of National Teaching Assistant Day we spoke to CACHE learner Sarah to find out more about the important impact school support staff have on children’s development and why she loves being a TA.
Celebrating end-point assessment success
Paul Vickerman from charity St Mungos, has successfully completed end-point assessment with CACHE for the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard.
‘Unlocking doors’ with CACHE – Yvonne’s journey
Yvonne had always had an enthusiasm for children’s education, often helping out at schools when her own children were young, but work commitments meant she had never found herself in a position to consider a new career.
Flying the flag for men in early years – EYE learner Jake talks challenging stereotypes in the sector
Jake wanted to work in education from a young age, and with the encouragement from one of the few male teachers at his school, decided to choose the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification as a route into teaching.
Selby College - Delivering CACHE Health and Social Care Qualifications
Tackling the issue of mental health awareness in the UK has become a growing concern, as each year an increasing percentage of the population are affected by poor mental health.
How a CACHE qualification changed the life of a learner
Over the last ten years, Open Study College and CACHE have worked together to help thousands of learners to achieve qualifications and improve their career prospects.
Oxbridge Home Learning shortlisted for Learning Technologies Award for delivery of CACHE qualification
Based in Birmingham, Oxbridge Home Learning is a specialist online distance learning provider which helps people of all ages and backgrounds access a wide variety of educational courses.
Inspired learners achieve success at Bodmin College
Bodmin College Sixth Form, based in Cornwall, provides a high quality learner experience with a focus on personalised learning and individual staff support. Bodmin College has delivered CACHE gold standard Early Years Educator qualifications for over 15 years.
Baxter Life Training Ltd – Delivering excellence with CACHE
Based in the North West, Baxter Life Training (BLT) are a cross sector training agency specialising in the Health and Social Care sector, offering premier training courses to local communities and businesses. Over the past 12 months, they have achieved numerous awards and accreditations for their quality provision and services.
Kingsley Special Academy achieves aims through Endorsed Learning Programme
Kingsley Special Academy is an ‘outstanding’ primary school based in Northamptonshire. The school caters for learners with a range of needs including profound, severe and moderate learning difficulties, ASD, sensory impairments, and physical difficulties.
Celebrating ten years of success
Based in Birmingham, Open Study College is one of the leading distance learning providers in the UK, offering over 450 courses. So far, over 60,000 people have improved their career prospects with an Open Study College course.
Recognition of high quality, bespoke programmes
Literacy Matters has been providing support for schools and teachers for over 15 years, through high quality CPD training programmes accredited by CACHE.
Inspiring learner at Kensington and Chelsea College receives recognition award
Kensington and Chelsea College is a local community based college in west London offering a wide range of courses and extensive support services.
Leeds City College successfully delivers CACHE qualifications innovatively through Google Classroom
Leeds City College is one of the largest FE establishments in the UK, offering a diverse curriculum to more than 30,000 students. The college provides a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supporting, inspiring and life changing.
Blackpool and The Fylde College celebrates success of learners studying CACHE Health and Social Care qualifications
Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) is one of the UK’s leading Further Education (FE) colleges. Its academic standards are judged to be amongst the best in the sector and the College recently achieved the highest success rates of any large general FE college for the second year running.
Philbrick Education Consultancy celebrates success of learners studying CACHE Health and Social Care qualifications
Philbrick Education Consultancy is an approved CACHE centre that offers a unique one-to-one supporting service, attracting many learners who have previously struggled to achieve success through other routes such as college. Philbrick Education Consultancy has built a reputation on trust and the ability to achieve success with learners.
Staff and students at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) recommend CACHE qualifications as good preparation for university study
NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world and we have been awarded Green Flags for our Brackenhurst and Clifton Campuses. The university, which has approximately 27,000 students, offers great employment prospects to students, with 94% of graduates employed or engaged in further study six months within 6 months of leaving.
The real impact of caring for someone with dementia
Proving the value of lifelong learning, Sharon Platt undertook a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care after her parents were diagnosed with the degenerative condition.
CACHE Centre Barnsley College is celebrating being an award finalist
Barnsley College’s Health, Science and Social Care Professions department is celebrating being a finalist in the Skills for Care’s Accolades 2017.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight some of the specialist qualifications that we will be adding to our portfolio from September 2017 which can support learners in developing their own understanding and awareness of mental health.
Chichester College – Mental Health Awareness
In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to highlight the great work of Chichester College.
Aspiral Learning – Mental Health Awareness
In honour of Mental Health Awareness week, we wanted to highlight the great work of Aspiral Learning, an organisation which currently delivers the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.
CACHE Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Bria
We are delighted to announce that Bria, from Buxton and Leek College, won the CACHE Apprentice of the Year award 2017.
CACHE Employer of the Year 2017 - Greenside School
We are delighted to announce that Greenside School, a special educational needs school in Hertfordshire, won the CACHE Employer of the Year award 2017.
Apprentice of the Year 2016
We were delighted to hear that one of our learners, Zac Challinor from Salford City College, was named Adult Apprentice of the Year 2016 at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards recently.
Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education
Southampton based FNTC training are celebrating the success of 12 of their Learners, after juggling GCSE studies to achieve a 100% pass rate in the Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and Education.
Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools
Primary School Teaching Assistant Teresa Worpole has received such a boost after completing the Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools, she is already planning to embark on further of our qualifications in the near future.
Level 2 Certificate in Playwork
Helen has completed a host of qualifications and short courses and is now studying for a degree whilst working as a tutor at Bedford Training Assessment Centre.
Health and Social Care Diploma
Emma Jewers has worked in a one-to-one supported living environment for some time, she welcomed the opportunity to study with a group of enthusiastic learners and a knowledgeable tutor.
Level 2 Playwork NVQ
Judy Lewis was already working as a Playworker but felt she needed more confidence to help her to move on in her career - this was achieved by her tackling a suitable qualification.
Work placements are “ship shape” for Learners at Truro College
A group of Learners from Truro College are currently attending a fantastic work placement, in a highly unusual setting.
Learners at Thomas Danby College gain new skills and perspective from European Placement Programme
An innovative programme which allows UK organisations to get involved in European working has provided one of our Centres with some very exciting placement opportunities.
Doncaster College helps their Learners get to grips with babies
Doncaster College has developed an interesting scheme to help its learners to become more aware of the practicalities of caring for a baby.