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NVQ and competence-based qualifications (QCF) | Health and Social Care

Here, you’ll find specifications and other documents relating to our QCF Edexcel NVQs in Health and Social Care.

Working closely with the Health and Social Care Sector Skills Council, we’ve developed NVQ (QCF) specifications that adhere to the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) and meet the needs of employers and learners across the health and social care sectors.

QCF Edexcel NVQs in Health and Social Care are available at Diploma levels 2-3 and 5.

The level 2–3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care are aimed at individuals working with adults and children across all social care settings. The qualifications provide specialist routes for learning disabilities or dementia care.

The level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services is aimed at individuals who lead social care provision in an adult or a children and young people’s setting, either as managers or as senior practitioners. The 2014 draft updated specification includes the new 90-credit version of this qualification which is available for registrations from 1 September 2014. Centres registering higher apprenticeship learners should use this version of the qualification.

For a list of QCF frameworks for BTEC Apprenticeships visit our BTEC Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care sector page.

For information on the Edexcel NVQ (NQF) qualifications (existing registrations only), visit our Edexcel NVQ (NQF) Health and Social Care page. 



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