New Qualifications Framework

The Qualifications and Credit Framework replaces the National Qualifications Framework, see what this means for you.

As you may be aware the new education framework, the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), went live in September 2008. The QCF is a new way of recognising skills and qualifications that will completely replace the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the end of 2010. Funding of qualifications on either Framework is expected to continue until August 2009.

In recognition of these changes 1st4sport is in the process of migrating the majority of its qualifications across to the QCF. Indeed we have started this process with new stewarding and employment awareness qualifications recently QCF accredited.

What does this mean for you?

We would recommend that as soon as we have a new QCF qualification in an area in which you deliver, you seek approval to deliver the new qualification. This will not only allow you time to adjust to the requirements and delivery of the new qualification but enable you to take advantage of any changes in funding available to QCF qualifications.

> For information on the new credit system please see the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency website.