Recognising NQF qualifications in the SEMTA SASE frameworks

Sun May 18 09:53:00 UTC 2014

Employers and training providers have raised concerns with both SEMTA and awarding bodies about a lack of recognition of NQF qualifications in the SASE/W.

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To support the achievement of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) NVQs as part of the SASE framework, SEMTA recognises that there is a one-to-one relationship between the content, assessment and rules of combination of the Edexcel accredited NQF and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) NVQs.

This means that Edexcel QCF NVQs can be achieved and certificated based on the evidence presented for Edexcel NQF NVQ achievement, as long as the learner is still judged as being occupationally competent.

Similarly, there is mapping in the new BTEC specifications that details the similarities and differences between the previous version of the BTEC (NQF) and the current version (QCF).

Therefore, where learners present valid, authentic evidence, and no deficiencies are found, we will issue a QCF certificate.

In cases where shortfalls are identified, learners will be expected to make good the shortfall before certification can be considered. We will charge a fee of £20 for re-certification.

If any of your learners have already achieved an NQF BTEC or NVQ and would now like this to constitute part of the QCF Apprenticeship, please contact your Edexcel Business Development Manager (BDM) or your Regional Account Manager (RAM).

You will need to register your learners on the QCF Apprenticeship and apply for a credit note post-registration (that is, a refund on the full fee minus £20), which can then be validated and signed off by your BDM or RAM.

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