Employer Recognition

Employer Recognition

In-house training can now contribute to a nationally recognised QCF qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Attracting and recruiting good staff
  • Developing staff competence
  • Provide progression paths for staff
  • Improved staff motivation
  • Supporting performance management
  • Supporting Corporate Social Responsibility principles
  • Quality kite mark for the training you deliver.

What is the QCF?

QCF stands for Qualifications and Credit Framework. It is the framework for all vocational qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Qualifications which are put on to the QCF must be assessed and offered by an Ofqual regulated and accredited awarding organisation.

QCF qualifications are organised into bite sized chunks known as units. Each unit is allocated credit which represents how long the unit will take to achieve. The units and qualifications are also assigned a level which represents how difficult they are.

For more information on the QCF please go to the QCF website (external site).

How does it work?

Employers can have their training represented as a QCF unit or qualification by becoming an awarding organisation or by working with an existing awarding organisation. Whichever route you decide to take, it is worth speaking to the FSP at an early stage as we can provide you with information on which QCF units / qualifications are already available and which awarding organisations would be useful for you to speak to.

Scottish employers

If you are based in Scotland you may wish to take the opportunity to have your training aligned to the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF). For more information about this please download the following SCQF leaflet.


Who to contact?

Lynn Bryson
Financial Skills Partnership
Qualifications and Policy Manager
E: [email protected]
: 0845 618 2368 





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