Approved qualifications

Qualifications approved by Skills for Care 

We're pleased to be working in collaboration with a number of awarding organisations to develop qualifications needed in the adult social care sector and to ensure that qualifications are high quality, consistent and well understood. 

Below you can see the qualifications which we've approved from different awarding organisations so far. We've also included the name given by the awarding organisation and qualification number.

 

i Can Qualifications Limited

Qualification title: iCQ Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: 603/2761/3

Website: https://icanqualify.net

BIIAB

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: 603/2521/5

Website: www.biiab.org

NCFE CACHE 

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: 603/2611/6

Website: www.cache.org.uk

Skills First

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

Qualification number: 603/2806/X

Website: www.skillsfirst.co.uk

Future Quals

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

Qualification number: 603/2797/2

Website: www.futurequals.com

Highfield

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

Qualification number: 603/2825/3

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com

Innovate Awarding

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

Qualification number: 603/2524/0

Website:www.innovateawarding.org

Training Qualifications UK

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

Qualification number: 603/2554/9

Website: www.tquk.org    

City and Guilds  

Qualification title: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: 603/2660/8

Website: www.cityandguilds.com

Gateway Qualifications

Qual name: Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Care

Qualification number: 603/2826/5

Website: www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk

Pearson

Qualification title: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Care (England)

Qualification number: 603/2762/5

Website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

 

BIIAB

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2523/9

Website: www.biiab.org

i-Can Qualifications Limited

Qualification title: iCQ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2763/7

Website: https://icanqualify.net/   

NCFE CACHE

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

Qualification number: 603/2618/9

Website: www.cache.org.uk  

City & Guilds

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

Qualification number: 603/2662/1

Website: www.cityandguilds.com

Gateway Qualifications

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

Qualification number: 603/2819/8

Website: www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk

Skills First

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

Qualification number: 603/2807/1

Website: www.skillsfirst.co.uk

Future Quals

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

Qualification number: 603/2798/4

Website: www.futurequals.com

Highfield 

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

Qualification number: 603/2674/8

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com

Innovate Awarding

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

Qualification number: 603/2535/5 

Website: www.innovateawarding.org

Pearson

Qualification title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

Qualification number: 603/2764/9

Website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

TQUK

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

Qualification number: 603/2553/7

Website: www.tquk.org

 

City & Guilds

Qualification title: City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) 

Qualification number: 601/5641/7   

Website: www.cityandguilds.com/

i-Can Qualifications Limited

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

Qualification number: 603/3181/1

Website: https://icanqualify.net/

Highfield ABC

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

Qualification number: TBC

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com/ 

Innovate Awarding Organisation

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

Qualification number: 603/2517/3

Website: www.innovateawarding.org/

BIIAB

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2877/0

Website: www.biiab.org  

Pearson 

Qualification title: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) 

Qualification number: 603/2780/7

Website: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html          

NCFE CACHE

Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2614/1

Website: www.cache.org.uk

Skills First

Qualification title: Skills First Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Qualification number: 603/2809/5

Website: www.skillsfirst.co.uk

Training Qualifications UK

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

Qualification number: 603/2554/9

Website: www.tquk.org    

 

Highfield ABC

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

Qualification number: 603/0974/X

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com/ 

 

Innovate Awarding

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

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: www.cache.org.uk

City & Guilds

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

Qualification number: TBC

Website: www.cityandguilds.com

Highfield

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

Qualification number: TBC

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com

Gateway Qualifications

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

Qualification number: 603/2681/5

Website: www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk

Innovate Awarding

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

Qualification number: 603/2870/8

Website: 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: www.cache.org.uk

City & Guilds

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

Qualification number: TBC

Website: www.cityandguilds.com

Highfield

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

Qualification number: TBC

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com

Skills First

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

Qualification number: 601/4340/X

Website: www.skillsfirst.co.uk

Training Qualifications UK

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

Qualification number: 603/2564/1 

Website: www.tquk.org

 

 

Highfield ABC

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

Qualification number: 603/0969/6

Website: www.highfieldqualifications.com

 

 

If you have already commenced a QCF qualification, we have a list of QCF qualifications and units which you can claim WDF for on our Funding pages.

Information for awarding organisations 

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 social 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.