How to become an International Centre

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

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

  • Health
  • Health and Social Care
  • Children and Young People
  • Playwork
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning

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

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Our Customer Service Pledges

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

We enjoy 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 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:​


The first step is to fill in Part 1 our initial enquiry form below 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.


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.


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.


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.


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:

Please get in touch by calling on: 0191 239 8000

Once your centre has been approved, you’ll receive an approval certificate to display at your centre and can start registering learners.


International Approval Form

1. Your Organisation's Details

(if you are already an Cache approved centre)

(city & country)

This is likely to be your Director, Principle, CEO, etc.

(if different from above)

(if different from above)

(An award is a qualification that has been developed by your organisation that you wish to have accredited by Cache)

2. Governance of your Organisation

2a. If you’re under the governance of the national or a local municipal authority, please let us know the following details:

2b. If you are a privately owned organisation, please let us know the following details

2c. Dubai-based organisations only

3. Awarding Organisation/Examination Organisation History

If you answer yes it will not necessarily prevent you from gaining approval with Cache

If you answer yes it will not necessarily prevent you from gaining approval with Cache

If you answer yes it will not necessarily prevent you from gaining approval with Cache

4. Tell us about the products you would like to offer

4a. Cache qualifications

In order for us to know exactly what you want to offer, you can apply for to 5 qualifications. If you would like to run more than 5 of our qualifications, please send an email to: [email protected] To find out some of the details needed for this section (product numbers and titles) please use our Qualification Finder online or our Directory of Products and Services is a great resource and available to download as a quick reference guide:

You may list up to five qualifications (Please include: Qualification Number - Qualification title (including level) - Number of Learners)

4b. Please provide details of the programme of learning you have developed and would like to have accredited as an Cache International Award

You may list up to five Awards (Please include: Award Title - Total Learning Time - Number of Learners per year)

5. Please provide details about how you will deliver Cache qualifications and international awards, processes and resources so we can properly consider your application for approval

eg classroom, distance learning or combination of both classroom and distance learning etc