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									              Table of QCF qualifications across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
                      England                                                 Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 2 qualifications Health and Social Care (Adults)

NQF qualification     HSC NVQ Level 2                                         HSC NVQ Level 2
QCF replacement       Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)      Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
                      England (QCF)                                           Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size           46                                                      46
Key differences       3 pathways:                                             “Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss” unit
                      Generic pathway                                         mandatory requirement.
                      Dementia Care pathway
                      Learning Disabilities pathway                           Generic qualification with expectation that learners
                                                                              will chose optional units that reflect their roles.

Level 2 qualifications Children’s Care, Learning and Development

NQF qualification     CCLD NVQ Level 2                                        CCLD NVQ Level 2
QCF replacement       No direct replacement. CWDC have a vision of a          Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and
                      ‘level 3 workforce’. Have developed a level 2           Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)
                      certificate as an interim arrangement that utilises
                      both level 2 and level 3 units.
Credit size           37                                                      39
Key differences       Interim qualification that will have short shelf life   Named as accepted qualification




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                      England                                                  Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 3 qualifications Health and Social Care (Adults)


NQF qualification     HSC (adults pathway) NVQ Level 3                         HSC (adults pathway) NVQ Level 3
QCF replacement       Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)       Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
                      England (QCF)                                            Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size           58                                                       58
Key differences       3 pathways:                                              “Understand Sensory Loss” unit mandatory
                      Generic pathway                                          requirement.
                      Dementia Care pathway
                      Learning Disabilities pathway                            Generic qualification with expectation that learners
                                                                               will chose optional units that reflect their roles.

Level 3 qualifications Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)

NQF qualification     HSC (CYP pathway) NVQ Level 3                            HSC (CYP pathway) NVQ Level 3
QCF replacement       Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young               Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children
                      People’s Workforce (Children’s social care               and Young People) Wales and Northern Ireland
                      pathway)(QCF)                                            (QCF)
Credit size           65                                                       58
Key differences       Larger credit size as part of an overall qualification   Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                      for children’s workforce with 3 separate pathways.       same units utilised in optional group, although CWDC
                      Funding issue in England means that all pathways         have made available optional units for both early
                      need to be the same size. Each pathway in this           years plus learning and development support services
                      qualification therefore meets the minimum                for those working in children’s social care. Wales and
                      requirements for the early years pathway (65             NI have only utilised units applicable to children’s
                      credits)                                                 social care




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                      England                                           Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 3 qualifications Children’s Care, Learning and Development

NQF qualification     CCLD NVQ Level 3                                  CCLD NVQ Level 3
QCF replacement       Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young        Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and
                      People’s Workforce (Early Years’ pathway) (QCF)   Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)
Credit size           65                                                65
Key differences       Language immersion unit not utilised              Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                        same units utilised in optional group, although CWDC
                                                                        have made available optional units for both social
                                                                        care plus learning and development support services
                                                                        for those working in early years. Wales and NI have
                                                                        only utilised units applicable to children’s care
                                                                        learning and development (predominantly early years)

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care (Adults)

NQF qualification     HSC (adults pathway) NVQ Level 4                  HSC (adults pathway) NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement       Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and      Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                      Social Care, Children and Young People’s          Care Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice) Wales and
                      Services (Adults’ Advanced Practice pathway)      Northern Ireland (QCF)
                      England
Credit size           80                                                80
Key differences                                                         Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                        same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                        and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                        both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                        care within the qualification. Wales has tailored the
                                                                        optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                        undertaking the qualification



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                      England                                               Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)

NQF qualification     HSC (CYP pathway) NVQ Level 4                         HSC (CYP pathway) NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement       Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and          Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                      Social Care, Children and Young People’s services     Care Services (Children and Young People’s
                      (Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice        Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland
                      pathway) England                                      (QCF)
Credit size           80                                                    80
Key differences                                                             Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                            same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                            and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                            both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                            care within the qualification. Wales has tailored the
                                                                            optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                            undertaking the qualification

Level 4/5 qualifications Children’s Care, Learning and Development

NQF qualification     CCLD NVQ Level 4                                      CCLD NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement       CWDC have a vision of a ‘graduate led’ workforce      Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care,
                      for early years and child care, they will therefore   Learning and Development (Advanced Practice )
                      not be utilising a replacement QCF qualification      Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size                                                                 80
Key differences       The qualification will not be recognised in England




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                     England                                               Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 4/5 qualifications Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management)

NQF qualification                                                          CCLD NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement      CWDC have a vision of a ‘graduate led workforce       Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care,
                     for early years and child care, they will therefore   Learning and Development (Management) Wales and
                     not be utilising a replacement QCF qualification      Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size                                                                90
Key differences      The qualification will not be recognised in England

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care Residential Management (Children and Young People)

NQF qualification    LMCS NVQ Level 4                                      LMCS NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement      Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and          Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                     Social Care, Children and Young People’s services     Care Services (Children and Young People’s
                     (Children and Young People’s Residential              Residential Management ) Wales (QCF)
                     management pathway) England and Northern
                     Ireland
Credit size          80                                                    90
Key differences      Learners need to achieve a minimum of 4 credits       Learners need to achieve a minimum of 14 credits
                     from the optional group (1 unit)                      (between 2 and 3 units) from the optional group.

                                                                           Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                           same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                           and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                           both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                           care within the qualification.

                                                                           Wales has not utilised level 3 and 4 knowledge or

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                                                                           context units as these were considered a better fit for
                                                                           the advanced practice route. Wales has tailored the
                                                                           optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                           undertaking the qualification

                     England / Northern Ireland                            Wales

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care Management (Children and Young People)

NQF qualification    LMCS NVQ Level 4                                      LMCS NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement      Level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social   Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                     care, children and young people’s services            Care Services (Children and Young People’s
                     (Children and Young People’s Management               Management ) Wales (QCF)
                     pathway) England and Northern Ireland
Credit size          80                                                    90
Key differences      Learners need to achieve a minimum of 10 credits      Learners need to achieve a minimum of 20 credits
                     from the optional group (between 1 and 2 units)       (between 2 and 4 units) from the optional group.

                                                                           Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                           same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                           and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                           both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                           care within the qualification.

                                                                           Wales has not utilised level 3 and 4 knowledge or
                                                                           context units as these were considered a better fit for
                                                                           the advanced practice route. Wales has tailored the
                                                                           optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                           undertaking the qualification




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                      England                                             Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care Residential Management (Adults)

NQF qualification     LMCS NVQ Level 4                                    LMCS NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement       Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and        Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                      Social Care, Children and Young People’s services   Care Services (Adults’ Residential Management)
                      (Adults’ Residential Management ) England           Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size           80                                                  90
Key differences       Learners need to achieve a minimum of 16 credits    Learners need to achieve a minimum of 26 credits
                      from the optional group (between 2 and 3 units)     (between 2 and 5 units) from the optional group.

                                                                          Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                          same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                          and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                          both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                          care within the qualification.

                                                                          Wales has not utilised level 3 and 4 knowledge or
                                                                          context units as these were considered a better fit for
                                                                          the advanced practice route. Wales has tailored the
                                                                          optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                          undertaking the qualification.




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                       England                                            Wales / Northern Ireland

Level 4/5 qualifications Health and Social Care Management (Adults)

NQF qualification      LMCS NVQ Level 4                                   LMCS NVQ Level 4
QCF replacement        Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and       Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social
                       Social Care, Children and Young People’s           Care Services (Adults’ Management) Wales and
                       Services (Adults’ Management pathway) England      Northern Ireland (QCF)
Credit size            80                                                 90
Key differences        Learners need to achieve a minimum of 15 credits   Learners need to achieve a minimum of 25 credits
                       from the optional group (between 2 and 3 units)    (between 2 and 5 units) from the optional group.

                                                                          Same units utilised for mandatory group. Majority of
                                                                          same units utilised in optional group, although SfC
                                                                          and CWDC have made available all optional units for
                                                                          both adults and children and young people’s social
                                                                          care within the qualification.

                                                                          Wales has not utilised level 3 and 4 knowledge or
                                                                          context units as these were considered a better fit for
                                                                          the advanced practice route. Wales has tailored the
                                                                          optional units to the roles of learners who will be
                                                                          undertaking the qualification
NQF – National Qualification Framework
QCF – Qualifications and Credit Framework
NVQ – National Vocational Qualification
HSC – Health and Social Care
CCLD - Children’s Care, Learning and Development
LMCS – Leadership for Management of Care Services
CWDC – Children’s Workforce Development Council
SfC – Skills for Care
SfA – Skills funding Agency (England)
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