Health & Social Care QCF

A new generation of vocational qualifications for social care have been launched to better meet the needs of employers across the UK.

The new qualifications follow a two-year reform programme of all vocational qualifications in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. The Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) is a new way for creating and accrediting qualifications.  It is designed to make work-based learning simpler to understand and use, more accessible to a wider range of learners, and more relevant to learners' and employers' needs.

They are achieved through assessment and training. Assessment is normally through on-the-job observation and questioning.

Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the standards. Assessors sign off units when the candidates are ready.



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  • Phone: 01597 827330 / 01597 827333
  • Address: Social Care Workforce Development Team, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA


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