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QCF transition arrangements

With ABE courses being accepted onto the new Qualifi cations and Credit Framework, it’s time to assess what impact this will have on your studies

As announced in the February edition of Student Focus, ABE’s programmes have been accepted onto the new Qualifi cations and Credit Framework (QCF). This new framework replaces the National Qualifi cations Framework (NQF) and entry onto it signifi es acceptance by the national regulator in the UK, Ofqual, that the qualifi cations are of high standard and make a signifi cant contribution to educational and vocational needs.

ABE accredited colleges and students can now fi nd a comprehensive set of FAQs aimed at addressing the major transitional issues in the Qualifi cations section of the ABE website: www.

A table of transition arrangements, detailing unit equivalents will also be put on the ABE website.

Details of ABE’s new exemption scheme, whereby a college can submit internal qualifi cations to be used as exemptions to ABE programmes, will be announced in June 2011.

Please note that the June 2011 PAGE 6 | MAY 2011 | student focus A MAGAZINE FOR ABE STUDENTS

examinations will be based on the NQF syllabuses and resources.

The December 2011 examination session will be the fi rst to be based on the new QCF syllabuses, which can already be downloaded from the ABE website along with the corresponding lecture guides.

Remember your NQF passes remain valid and will count towards completion of your QCF qualifi cations.

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