ACCREDITED COURSES

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What are accredited courses?

Accreditation means that a course is nationally recognised and that a registered or approved training provider (school, college, university or private trainer) can issue a nationally recognised qualification

What do the different levels mean?

In the UK, there have been attempts to bring vocational qualifications into line with acedmic qualifications so that levels of skill and competency can be accurately measured and compared. This new system is called the National Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). This system helps to understand the level at which training is aimed, allows for flexibility in training through 'bite-sized' modules of learning and it is hoped will lead to more value being attributed to vocational skills and qualifications.

Qualifications are broken down into a series of levels, from Level 1 (eg GCSE grade G-D) to Level 8 (eg a Doctorate or Advanced Professional Certificate). There is a very clear breakdown of these levels on Wikipedia

Awarding Bodies

There are several Awarding Bodies who accredit construction related courses:
CSkills Awards
City and Guilds
Ascentis
ABC
EdExcel
NOCN

Qualifications & Courses

The following also develop courses and qualifications, which then need to be accredited by an Awarding Body. Construction Skills, as the Sector Skills Council for Construction must approve all new accredited courses regardless of which awarding body registers/develops a course.
 
A course can be developed by anyone, but it must follow National Occupational Standards and will need to be approved by an Awarding Body. It is then up to a training provider to decide to offer the course. Some courses will be eligible for governement funding - a complex area that changes all the time, some courses will need to be paid for by the learner.

 

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