It has been announced that the QCF (Qualification Credit Framework) is due to be withdrawn on 31st December 2017. QCF is to be replaced with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) has been specifically designed to provide more flexibility for Awarding Organisations to design qualifications that meet the particular needs of Learners and employers, whilst still maintaining the high quality standards that people have come to expect from regulated qualifications.
VTCT and The Full Spectrum Centre Limited will begin transitioning its current range of qualifications from the QCF to the RQF and will feature a new term – Total Qualification Time (TQT). This new count will be a quick reference guide for Learners and employers to understand the size and scale of the qualification they are undertaking, as it combines the guided learning hours, as well as the time for assessment and self directed study.