Approved qualifications

Qualifications approved by Skills for Care 

We are pleased to work in collaboration with awarding organisations to develop new qualifications needed in the care sector. This is to facilitate the move from the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and to make sure that qualifications are high quality, consistent and well understood.

Below you can see the qualifications so far which we have approved from different awarding organisations. We have also included the name given by the awarding organisation and qualification number. This will help you when applying for our Workforce Development Fund which is now open for social care employers. 

 

NCFE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

Skills First

Qualification title: Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.skillsfirst.co.uk/       

Future Quals

Qualification title: FAQ Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.futurequals.com/

Innovate Awarding

Qualification title: Innovate Awarding Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: https://www.innovateawarding.org/

Highfield ABC 

Qualification title: Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: http://highfieldabc.com/

Training Qualifications UK

Qualification title: TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: http://www.tquk.org/        

City & Guilds  

Qualification title: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/

 

NCFE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

City & Guilds

Qualification title: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/

Gateway Qualifications

Qualification title: Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/     

Skills First

Qualification title: Skills First Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.skillsfirst.co.uk/

Future Quals

Qualification title: FAQ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.futurequals.com/

Highfield 

Qualification title: Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/   

Innovate Awarding

Qualification title: Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: https://www.innovateawarding.org/

TQUK

Qualification title: TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: http://www.tquk.org/     

 

NCFE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

Highfield

Qualification title: Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/       

Skills First

Qualification title: Skills First Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.skillsfirst.co.uk/         

Innovate Awarding

Qualification title: Innovate Awarding Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: https://www.innovateawarding.org/

 

Highfield ABC

Qualification title: HABC Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/0974/X

Website: http://highfieldabc.com/

Innovate Awarding 

Qualification title: IAO Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/0676/2 

Website: https://www.innovateawarding.org/ 

 

NCFE CACHE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2422/3

Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

City & Guilds

Qualification title: City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/             

Highfield

Qualification title: Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/ 

Gateway Qualifications

Qualification title: Gateway Qualifications Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/                 

NCFE CACHE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2422/3

Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/

City & Guilds

Qualification title: City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/             

Highfield

Qualification title: Highfield Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/ 

Skills First

Qualification title: Skills First Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Qualification number: TBC

Website: http://www.skillsfirst.co.uk/

Training Qualifications UK

Qualification title: TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

Qualification number: TBC 

Website: http://www.tquk.org/        

 

 

Highfield ABC

Qualification title: HABC Level 5 Certificate in Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/0969/6

Website: http://highfieldabc.com/

 

 

 

We have a list of QCF qualifications which you can claim WDF for on our Funding pages.

Awarding organisations 

Skills for Care is pleased to work in collaboration with awarding organisations to develop new qualifications needed in the care sector and to facilitate the transition from QCF to RQF for qualifications that are high quality, consistent and well understood.

This document sets out the process for approval of RQF qualifications against specifications developed by us in consultation with employers and other stakeholders in adult care.

If an awarding organisation requires clarification regarding specification criteria; would like to discuss the details and how they apply to their qualification development; or feels that a specification does not allow them to be responsive to sector feedback effectively, please contact us at slqa@skillsforcare.org.uk.

You can read the full the process for approval here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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