The QCF is a system for recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for qualifications and units (small steps of learning). Each unit has a credit value. This value specifies the number of credits gained by learners who complete that unit. The flexibility of the system allows you to gain qualifications at your own pace along routes that suit you best.
The QCF aims to provide for a simple yet flexible structure that allows for the maintenance and continuing development of a qualifications system that is:
The QCF allows achievements to be recognised and recorded through the award of credits and qualifications. It supports the accumulation and transfer of credits and the easy identification of each achievement’s level and size. In this way, you have maximum flexibility and range of opportunities, and can be reliably recognised for your achievements.