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Sector opportunity 

Our social care qualifications reflect the latest industry standards and practices. Study with us and you’ll develop all the skills you need for a successful, fulfilling career in this rewarding sector. 

Our membership network, CACHE Alumni, has plenty of opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD), helping you achieve your learning and career objectives. 


CPD adds value to your learning and improves outcomes for all – but it doesn’t always need to be a formal qualification. 

Alternatively, we offer a wide variety of CPD opportunities through our portfolio of qualifications, which are short, flexible and help you further develop your practice. These include: 

With so many progression opportunities available, working in the social care sector can be a career for life, which is why it’s so important to stay motivated and up to date with best practice through continuous professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning. Take a look at our essential guide for practitioners. 

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Case Studies

How South Staffordshire College is shaping local talent

South Staffordshire College began delivering our social care qualifications as they knew that employers see CACHE qualifications as ‘‘the gold standard.” Find out how they’re ensuring learners progress onto a variety of caring careers and higher education courses.

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Helping diverse learners at Sandwell College

Read about how CACHE qualifications are helping staff at Sandwell College to ensure learners can achieve their goals one learning outcome at a time.

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Conversations with specialist practitioners 

Browse our podcasts and webinars to hear from expert social care practitioners. 

CACHE Alumni 

You’ll find supportive articles, news, job ads and more helpful advice as part of our CACHE Alumni community. Membership is free and as a member, you’ll get access to even more exciting features including a discount scheme and community forums. 

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Careers toolkits

Our resources, top tips and advice that will help you as you progress through your social care career.

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