Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) replaced NVQs throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland as the way to develop vocational skills. In Scotland, SNVQs have been replaced by the SCQF.

Below is a video produced by Skills for Care, which you can play to find out more about the QCF.


The QCF is far more flexible than the previous NVQ approach. It supports a “mix and match” approach to developing workplace skills, which can be developed in a “bite size piece” style of learning.

Social Care TV e-learning provides courses that contribute, directly, to achieving QCF qualifications.

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QCF Basics- A Skills For Care Powerpoint Presentation (Powerpoint 550kb)

QCF Further Information- A Skills For Care Presentation (Powerpoint 670kb)




Changing demographics in the UK pose a threat of major problems to the delivery of health and social care services in coming years.

Anticipated increase in an aging population, combined with a diminished pool of people to support their needs is a significant potential problem.

The Department of Health is eager to prevent the potential crisis that could occur and is making efforts to address the dangers. In England, Skills for Care is responding in ways that support health and social care providers as stakeholders, by contributing to ways that seek to manage the threat and offset it.

Social Care TV supports the view that properly instigated, apprenticeships are good for social care employers and good for the people they support. Social Care TV are working in partnership with various organisations to help social care employers gain the most from apprenticeships, demonstrating our contribution to resolving a problem that faces us all.

Below is a free video, produced by Skills for Care, which you can play to find out more about apprenticeships and how they may be beneficial to your organisation and its service delivery.

Additionally, below the video link are some useful links to help you find out more about apprenticeships, free.

Social Care TV e-learning provides recognised training that contributes, directly, to supporting the skills development of apprentices.


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Additionally, here is a useful download from Skills for Care:

Apprenticeships: Guide for Employers (PDF 4mb)