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OFQUAL, the regulator, has replaced the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) with a new single and easier to use framework called the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Which is coming into full force on the 31st December 2017.

Why is it changing?

The RQF will be a new single and easier to use framework. The RQF is more descriptive and less prescriptive than the QCF. Awarding Organisations are now able to take full responsibility for their own qualifications.

Whats different?

  • All new qualifications will be regulated through the RQF.
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) will now be a component of Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT includes GLH, assessment and self-directed study time
  • All references to ‘QCF’ will be removed from qualification titles, marketing materials and websites

What isn't changing?

  • The terms Award, Certificate and Diploma will remain unchanged
  • The qualification levels will remain unchanged

Between now and the end of the year we will be removing all references to QCF on our literature and delivery materials.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the team.