Diploma Qualifications are open to learners at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning. However, learners must be employed in a workplace relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care to enable them to complete the qualification successfully.
There are no fixed periods for completion of Awards. However, depending on experience, most learners complete Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications within 12 months. Target dates for completion are set at the commencement of an Award programme and are kept under continous and frequent review.
We offer staged payment arrangements to ease budgetary pressures.
Discounts are available for enrolments of 5 learners or more from a single employer.
Learners: Should you have any questions or wish to find out more about a qualification we offer please call 07833252407 / 07747090933 , or alternatively you can email us at email@example.com
Employers: We can provide you with advice on how to incorprorate a vocational training programme, methods of delivery and eligibility for funding. Call 07833252407 / 07747090933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Qualifications Curriculum Framework
became fully operational from 1st January 2011. It’s a new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England,
Wales and Northern Ireland. All Vocational Qualifications now exist on a single
framework. Units that make up full qualifications are completely
transferable to other qualifications.
What is the difference between National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs)
The main difference at present is that NVQs relate to a learner's ability to carry out practical tasks (competence) whereas VRQs relate to the learner's theoretical understanding of a concept (knowledge). Within the QCF, NVQs and VRQs have ceased to exist as separate types of qualifications. The units that make up a full qualification under QCF are defined as "competence units" or "knowledge units". Some qualifications consist purely of competence units, others consist purely of knowledge units. Most contain a mixture of both types of units.
Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
There are three different types of qualifications available under QCF, which relate to the amount of units (areas of study) required to achieve that qualification. For each qualification there is a list of mandatory units and optional units. Each unit has a credit value. Units can be achieved on their own or as part of a full qualification.
The Level refers to the difficulty of the qualification. There are nine levels, starting with Entry Level and then Levels 1-8. The higher the level, the more in-depth the studying. The level would also normally relate to the amount of responsibility the learner holds at work. Within a care service, a care assistant is likely to study at Level 2, a Supervisor at Level 3 and a Home Manager at Level 5.
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