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Our rebrand

We’ve rebranded!

What does that mean for CACHE, Skills Forward and EPA Plus customers?

NCFE has relaunched and rebranded to better reflect our role as an educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning. We hope you like our new look!

As part of this change, we’ve brought together all the qualifications, resources and specialist knowledge from the brands within NCFE to offer you the best delivery and assessment options, all in one place. We hope this will more clearly show our end-to-end offering for learners, educators and institutions.

You’ll notice some brand and product names and visual identities have changed but don’t worry, we’re keeping all our existing innovative products, world class service, specialist expertise, and points of contact across our whole portfolio.


Since launching in 1945, CACHE qualifications have helped millions of learners across the world raise professional standards. The CACHE portfolio has a heritage in learning and a reputation for excellence and leadership in care and education.

Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications are considered to be the gold-standard, signifying to employers that a learner has been trained to the highest of standards – it’s why we’re the leading sector expert.

Learner progression is at the heart of everything we do. Through our qualifications we help current and prospective practitioners to progress within the sector and elevate levels of practice. We’re proud that through our qualifications, CACHE practitioners make meaningful impacts and improve the lives of those within their care.

You can continue to find CACHE qualifications, along with resources and delivery support, at QualHub, NCFE’s dedicated qualifications website. And within our online specialist areas, there is a wealth of useful sector-specific content, covering:

If you’re a member of CACHE Alumni  - the free award-winning association in care, health and education– or would like to join, please visit https://www.cachealumni.org.uk.


Skills Forward

Skills Forward has been part of NCFE since 2016, offering customers access to online learning resources and diagnostic tools as part of an end-to-end solution for learner development.

Since then, Skills Forward has developed and successfully launched a suite of complementary skills assessment and diagnostic solutions for Functional Skills, GCSE, apprenticeships, and employability.

As part of our brand integration, Skills Forward is becoming an even more intrinsic part of NCFE and therefore we will no longer be using the brand name ‘Skills Forward’.  However, the products and services within our skills assessment portfolio retain their names and will continue to be developed with the highest level of expertise and innovation.


  • Skills Builder: English and maths learning tools, resources and assessments
  • Skills Review: Online skills analysis and progress tracking for apprentices
  • Skills Work: Employability skills test and development
  • Skills Portfolio: Digital skills portfolio for qualifications, apprenticeships and training


EPA Plus

Our apprenticeship end-point assessment service, EPA Plus, has been integrated into the NCFE apprenticeships end-to-end offering. We will continue to successfully deliver end-point assessment across a range of subject areas, offering a transparent and flexible pricing structure and a wide range of guidance materials to support training providers, employers and apprentices.  


Find out how you can achieve apprenticeship success with our tools, services and support package.