What is the RQF?
The Regulated Qualifications Framework aims to provide a simple yet flexible structure that allows for the maintenance and continuing development of a qualifications system that is:
It 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, learners have maximum flexibility and range of opportunities and can be reliably recognised for their achievements.
What are Levels, Credits, GLH and TQT?
An indication of the relative demand, complexity and/or depth of achievement, and / or the autonomy of the learner in demonstrating that achievement.
An award made to a learner in recognition of the achievement of the designated learning outcomes of a unit.
The number of credits that may be awarded to a learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit as above
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
GLH are defined as the number of hours of teacher-supervised or directed study time required to achieve a qualification or unit of a qualification. Each unit is assigned credit values and GLH in accordance with Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) guidance.
One credit is 10 notional hours of learning.
Total Qualification Time (TQT)
TQT includes GLH, assessment and self-directed study time - indicating the size of the qualification by the total amount of time a learner is expected to take.
How do we find units on the Certa Website?
Units for a range of Certa Qualifications are on the Certa website or at http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/unit
How do I find out if there is a unit available for a topic I have not run before?
After checking the Certa website please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01924 434600 and we will search the Certa unit bank of units on your behalf and send you a list of available units which are a close match to your request.