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?
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.