Two of the frameworks used within England, Wales
and Northern Ireland are the National
Qualification Framework (NQF) and the
Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). The
NFoPP Awarding Body only offers QCF qualifications.
These frameworks are regulated to ensure that all qualifications
within the frameworks are of a high quality and meet the needs
of students, employers and higher education.
What are levels?
Both frameworks have nine levels from Entry Level
through to Level 8, although we don't currently
offer qualifications above Level 4. The level of a
qualification shows how difficult the learning is.
Qualifications that share the same level:
- are broadly similar in terms of the
- can be very different in terms of content and