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We understand how difficult it can be to find the time or funding to participate in organised training and CPD. What if you’re not sure about the opportunities open to you?  Maybe you want just want a friendly way to keep your skills and experience up to date, or maybe you’re looking at where else you might use your skills or trying to figure out how best to move forward in your current role in care, health or early years education.  

We wanted to find a way to harness CACHE’s sector expertise and heritage within childcare, health and social care to help practitioners to maintain their ‘gold standard’ levels of support for those that they care for in their job role, so CACHE Alumni, the collaborative association for professionals working in all areas and levels of care, health and education. 

CACHE Alumni is fully funded by NCFE, the educational charity who develop CACHE qualifications as part of their mission to promote and advance learning and provides free e-learning, video learning, careers support and a range of lifestyle discounts and benefits for members, all supported by topical news content and articles from subject experts and members of our community of care, health and early years education professionals. 

 

 

Join as an Individual Member

 

Join as an Individual Member and gain access to job vacancies, careers support, exclusive articles and podcast episodes from subject specialist authors and discounts through our member benefits scheme. 

 

Join as a Corporate Member

 

Join as a Corporate Member for access to everything above and a free 'jobs board' to help you to find engaged team members. During the sign-up process you’ll be required to select a company administrator, which means you'll need to create an account for yourself (or your administrator) first.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to provide card details to join CACHE Alumni for free? 

CACHE Alumni is a free service for anyone working in Care, Health and Early Years Education and is fully funded by NCFE, who are an educational charity. There is no charge for membership and, at present, all of our resources and events are free.  You don’t need to provide card details to join and just need to ‘checkout’ your free basket when you get to the end of the registration process.  After that, you’ll be able to access all of our resources, benefits and events as a full member. 

What do I get as part of my membership of the CACHE Alumni Community?

CACHE Alumni provides support to all of our members around careers and best practice in Care, Health and Education.  On our website, you’ll be able to access our full suite of articles, video resources, e-learning and events free.  You’ll also have access to Skillzminer, an AI driven careers tool and CACHE-Back, our member benefits scheme, as well as a free CPD log, support from subject experts and access to our community through events, seminars and dedicated online spaces. 

Do I have to declare that I’m a member?  My job application asks if I am a member of a professional body?

CACHE Alumni doesn’t regulate the sector, like a Professional Body might and is a collaborative association for those working in Care, Health and Education.  CACHE Alumni provides many of the services that a professional body might, like access to best practice information, independent advice and a range of benefits and training, but doesn’t need to be declared. We’re primarily a CPD service and support community.  If you would, however, like to share our service with your employer, so that they can tell colleagues about our free offer, please let us know and we’d be happy to provide some free resources to help!

Am I eligible to join? / I don’t have a CACHE Qualification 

CACHE Alumni is open to everyone working in Care, Health and Education and our content is designed to be accessible to all.  Whether you have a qualification from NCFE CACHE, Edexcel, City and Guilds or are still exploring the right routeway to qualification, CACHE Alumni can support you to take your next step.  It’s our mission to offer unbiased, gold standard best practice content to everyone working in care, health and early years education that’s helpful through your whole career. Join us now for free, whether you have a CACHE qualification, gained your certificate elsewhere or are just starting out.  You’re welcome in our community!

How will you use my data? / Why do you need my information?

As you use CACHE Alumni, we’ll be able to tailor the experience so that it becomes more personalised to you. We’ll use the information that you give to us to help us to develop content which serves the needs of our community and we’ll use insights from the community to help inform future qualification and resource development, helping the care, health and education sectors to continue to shine.  You can read our full privacy policy here;

Can I try before I buy?

You can browse the CACHE Alumni website to sample our articles, video resources and see our upcoming conferences and webinars, but some are behind the membership ‘wall’ and will only allow you to read, watch or complete them once you’re logged into a member account.  Our podcast is free to listen to and some of our video resources are available free on our YouTube channel.  If you’d like to join in without joining, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram. 

I’ve got something to share.  How can I contribute to CACHE Alumni?

If you have an article, idea or example of best practice that you’d like to share with CACHE Alumni and the community, please email our editor at [email protected] and we’ll guide you through our content process and find the best way to share your thoughts and experience with the rest of the sector. 

 

Join as an Individual Member

 

Join as an Individual Member and gain access to job vacancies, careers support, exclusive articles and podcast episodes from subject specialist authors and discounts through our member benefits scheme. 

 

Join as a Corporate Member

 

Join as a Corporate Member for access to everything above and a free 'jobs board' to help you to find engaged team members. During the sign-up process you’ll be required to select a company administrator, which means you'll need to create an account for yourself (or your administrator) first.

Further Questions? Email [email protected] and our team will get back to you as soon as they can.  We’ll also use questions asked by email to update this page and ensure that everyone knows the answer.  If you need to ask, you won’t be the only one trying to figure it out!