Welcome to Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Interactive
Guide. This resource is designed to give quick and easy access to
information about the QCF. The site will be useful to people
such as governors, college principals, administration staff,
tutors, careers advisers and curriculum developers working in
colleges and other learning providers.
The QCF is intended to be a rationale and flexible system for
qualifications, where qualifications can be built up from units and
achievement (credit) awarded for units and qualifications. The
Skills Funding Agency is responsible for implementing QCF across
the post 19 further education and skills system in England.
In addition, the Skills Funding Agency is also responsible for the
development and deployment of the Personal Learning Record Service,
which offers a simple facility to record all QCF learner
achievement. Providers and advisers will also support the learner
to access and interpret their QCF achievement data via the Personal
Learning Record, and will play a critical role in assigning and
verifying a learner's Unique Learner Numbers (ULNs).
Here you will find a set of modules, structured around key
themes and presented with visual introductions and content broken
down into an easily digestible format. At the end of each module
you will find a short exercise which outputs a downloadable
certificate. We hope this provides you with a useful asset to
account towards your continuous professional development.