Tuning in for career inspiration

Hear from CACHE learners finding success in the Education, Childcare and Early Years sectors with the support of CACHE qualifications. 


Flying the flag for men in early years - Dale Ramsey's professional profile

As a male in the early years sector, Dale has worked hard to demonstrate his commitment to each and every child and family making a difference to their start in education.

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“The most rewarding thing about my role is that I get to make a difference.”

Jennifer Staunton has been working in the Early Years sector for almost 25 years, with an exciting and inspirational career journey. CACHE spoke to Jennifer about why she chose to enter the sector and her career highlights.

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CACHE learner sets sights on becoming a Primary School Teacher

Ikra Akhtar, Level 3 Childcare and Education learner at City of Bristol College sets her sights on becoming a Primary School Teacher.

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Teaching Assistants upskilling through CACHE qualification

Current and aspiring Teaching Assistants, Emma O’Gara, Charlotte Chant and Victoria McBride are currently studying the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning at Bolton College.

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CACHE qualification boosts a young learner’s confidence

In this article, Bethan writes about how her CACHE qualification provided a ‘perfect gateway into the childcare sector”, and how working toward it gave her the confidence to take on new challenges.

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Navigating a career crossroads with CACHE – Lisa’s story

We spoke with CACHE learner Lisa about how the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning supported her when she faced a career crossroads.

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Jenny's progression journey 

Jenny admits that there has never been a single year that learning and professional development has not been at the forefront of her career journey. Having started with a GCSE in Child Development and some work experience in a primary school, Jenny went straight from school to college, where she completed her NNEB qualification.

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CACHE learner Sarah talks about her new career as a TA 

In support of National Teaching Assistant Day we spoke to CACHE learner Sarah to find out more about the important impact school support staff have on children’s development and why she loves being a TA.

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‘Unlocking doors’ with CACHE – Yvonne’s journey

Yvonne had always had an enthusiasm for children’s education, often helping out at schools when her own children were young, but work commitments meant she had never found herself in a position to consider a new career.

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Flying the flag for men in early years – EYE learner Jake talks challenging stereotypes in the sector  

Jake wanted to work in education from a young age, and with the encouragement from one of the few male teachers at his school, decided to choose the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification as a route into teaching.

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How a CACHE qualification changed the life of a learner 

Over the last ten years, Open Study College and CACHE have worked together to help thousands of learners to achieve qualifications and improve their career prospects.

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Listen to Joe's inspirational Childcare Journey

Podcast with Joe Groom about his inspirational journey into the sector, focusing on men in childcare and qualifications.

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Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools 

Primary School Teaching Assistant Teresa Worpole has received such a boost after completing the Level 2 Certificate in Support Work in Schools, she is already planning to embark on further of our qualifications in the near future.

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Level 2 Certificate in Playwork 

Helen has completed a host of qualifications and short courses and is now studying for a degree whilst working as a tutor at Bedford Training Assessment Centre.

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Level 2 Playwork NVQ 

Judy Lewis was already working as a Playworker but felt she needed more confidence to help her to move on in her career - this was achieved by her tackling a suitable qualification.

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