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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

25th July 2019

Is the National Vocational Qualification higher than the Level 2 Qualification & Credit Framework?

Hi Sheila, I have done my diploma level 2 Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) in 2017. Everyone is saying National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a lot higher than the QCF. Is this right?


Hi Sue,


Neil says: “No, it is not true. QCF level 2 is the replacement for level 2 NVQ.


Same award new name!


Most assessment criteria remained unchanged.”


Hope this helps!


Best Wishes




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