QCF competence (NVQ)
If you are experienced in construction and need to obtain a CSCS/CPCS card, or simply want to be recognised in your area of expertise, these qualifications are for you. They are also a component part of an apprenticeship programme for new entrants.
Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.
As a learner you are asked to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that you are competent against a set of performance statements. You are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you through your programme of learning.
Incremental Change 2013
For the incremental changes to NVQ's which were launched on 1st March 2013, you can find a summary of the qualifications that have changed in the NVQ Incremental Change Matrix - March 2013 (.xlsx file).
If you are a learner the Approved centre search helps you find qualifications that are available in your area.
If you are a centre the QCF Qualification search (below) gives you all the details you need to deliver our competence qualifications.
QCF Qualification search
- It may help your search to use general terms (e.g. painting or decorating) rather than job titles (e.g. painter).
- Some of our courses may be under an alternative name (e.g. some scaffolding courses may be under Access and Rigging).
If you are having difficulty please contact your customer co-ordinator on 0344 994 4020
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is an educational framework designed to make vocational qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland easier to understand and simpler to use.
The Cskills Awards Guide to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) describes the QCF in more detail.
If you are a centre delivering these courses the Cskills Awards Centre Guide to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) gives you additional information on the QCF.