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Important announcement for all centres approved by IQ to offer Skills CfA Apprenticeship qualifications

As you may be aware, Skills CfA is updating the majority of its apprenticeship frameworks for September 2014.

This includes Business and Administration, Customer Service, Management and Team Leading. If you are a centre currently approved by IQ to offer qualifications in any of these sectors, you will already have received the relevant information.

As part of the update, the existing knowledge and competence qualifications will be amalgamated into a new combined qualification from September. For example, the IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading and the IQ Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles will become the IQ IAM Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading.

As a result of the apprenticeship changes, IQ will be expiring all of the following qualifications:

 

IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration (QCF) 600/3538/9

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF) 600/6543/6

IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service (QCF) 600/2832/4

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service (QCF) 600/6056/6

IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading (QCF) 600/3280/7

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles (QCF) 600/6147/9

IQ IAM Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)

IQ IAM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)

IQ Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF) 600/6418/3

IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) 600/6699/4

IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF) 600/7100/X

IQ IAM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)

 

The following applies to all of the above apprenticeship qualifications:

 

  • the last date for registrations will be 31/08/2014

 

  • the last date for certifications will be 31/08/2016

 

  • for each apprenticeship, instead of a separate knowledge-based technical certificate qualification and NVQ, as is currently the case, there will be a new combined diploma qualification available from September 2014

 

  • if your centre is approved to offer only the current NVQ or both the current NVQ and the technical certificate of an apprenticeship, you will automatically be approved to offer the new combined diploma

 

  • if your centre is only approved to offer the technical certificate qualification of an apprenticeship, you will have to apply to be approved to offer the new combined qualification

The QAN numbers for the new qualifications will be available by August 2014.

 

Please be advised that the majority of the units within the new qualifications will not be taken from the current qualifications, but will cover a similar range of content. The specifications for the new qualifications will be available by August on the ‘Upcoming Qualifications’ section of the IQ website.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to email or call.


May 23, 2014 01:13 PM
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