Three new rules are to be applied to English and maths QCF qualifications:
1 – Size
QCF English and maths qualifications will only be approved for funding if they are of the following size:
at entry and level 1 – 3 credits or more (Awards and Certificates)
at level 2 – 13 credits or more (Certificates)
This rule will streamline the number of qualifications we fund, retaining small Awards which are helpful to engage and support lower level English and maths and learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, but removing less meaningful very small Awards. It will also ensure that there are substantial qualifications available at level 2 and this should prevent learners simply collecting small qualifications without progression taking place.
It is important to note that the opportunity to undertake units of approved QCF English and maths qualifications remains available to all learners so that smaller steps of learning…
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