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  1. Ofqual & CCEA

    Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) At Ofqual, we're responsible for maintaining standards, improving confidence and distributing information about qualifications and examinations. We regulate general and vocational qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. We give formal recognition to bodies and organisations that deliver qualifications and assessments. We also accredit their awards and monitor their activities (including their fees). We're not directly controlled by the government but report to parliament. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) is a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.  CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK, bringing together the three areas of curriculum, examinations and assessment.  CCEA Advises Government on what should be taught in Northern Ireland’s schools and colleges. CCEA Monitors standards ensuring that the qualifications and examinations offered by awarding bodies in Northern Ireland are of an appropriate quality and standard.  As Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body CCEA offers a diverse range of qualifications, such as GCSEs, including the new GCSE Double Award specifications in vocational subjects, GCE A and AS levels, Entry Level Qualifications, and Graded Objectives in Modern Languages ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, England & Northern Ireland
  2. The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales

    The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) was formally adopted by the Welsh Government in 2002. The CQFW is managed through the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and works in close co-operation with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  3. The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales

    The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) was formally adopted by the Welsh Government in 2002. The CQFW is managed through the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and works in close co-operation with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  4. CQFW Level Entry 1/2/3

    Employ, recall and demonstrate elementary comprehension in a narrow range of areas, exercise basic skills within highly structured contexts and carry out directed activity under close supervision. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  5. CQFW Level 1

    Employ a narrow range of applied knowledge, skills and basic comprehension within a limited range of predictable and structured contexts, including working with others under direct supervision, but with a very limited degree of discretion and judgement about possible action ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  6. CQFW Level 2

    Apply knowledge with underpinning comprehension in a number of areas and employ a range of skills within a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine and undertake directed activities, with a degree of autonomy, within time constraints ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  7. CQFW Level 3

    Apply knowledge and skills in a range of complex activities demonstrating comprehension of relevant theories; access and analyse information independently and make reasoned judgements, selecting from a considerable choice of procedures in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and direct own activities, with some responsibility for the output of others. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  8. CQFW Level 5

    Generate ideas through the analysis of concepts at an abstract level, with a command of specialised skills and the formulation of responses to well defined and abstract problems; analyse and evaluate information; exercise significant judgement across a broad range of functions; and accept responsibility for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes.     Diplomas of Higher Education are designed at CQFW Level 5 and have at least 240 CQFW Credit Points of which a minimum of 90 are at CQFW Level 5. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  9. CQFW Level 4

    Develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base; employ a range of specialised skills; evaluate information, using it to plan and develop investigative strategies and to determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems; operate in a range of varied and specific contexts, taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  10. CQFW Level 6

    Critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, utilising specialised skills across an area of study; critically evaluate new concepts and evidence from a range of sources; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills and exercise significant judgement in a range of situations; accept accountability for determining and achieving group and/or personal outcomes. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales

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