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QCF England, N. Ireland & Wales. Qualification (Quality) of Competence for the Future. The Background. SSA research identified that learners receiving Occupation Specific education/training in FE outstripped the sectors requirements by 400% (NEVS) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • QCF England, N. Ireland & WalesQualification (Quality)ofCompetence for theFuture

  • The BackgroundSSA research identified that learners receiving Occupation Specific education/training in FE outstripped the sectors requirements by 400% (NEVS) Many learners completing a course would go into employment in the sector partly qualified and/or with an employer not operating to industry standardsLearner given a false sense of securityStandards in, and reputation of, the sector devaluedLevel of Sector Competence not in keeping with non-UK competitors

  • Our AimsDeliver recruitment of new entrants (16 to 19 and 19+) to meet LMI forecastsMaximise retention of recruited new entrantsMaximise success rates and value for money positive outcomes for learners, public funding and the sectorEnsure provision of competence-based qualifications

  • No provision for the unemployed ???No VRQs (Knowledge-based qualifications)New QCF qualifications have knowledge and performance unitsColleges can deliver stand alone knowledge units these will not be a qualificationDevelopment of a Level 1 Certificate (34 credits) and a Level 1 Diploma (45 Credits) Access to the Building Services Engineeering Sector Not competence-basedBACHs; AoC; NFEC; WAG

  • Building Services Engineering Access (pre-employment) Qualification Structure

    Section A 5 mandatory units all at level 1

    BSE L1 (4 credits)

    Electrical L1 (5 credits)

    Heating & Ventilating L1 (5 credits)

    Plumbing L1 (5 credits)

    Refrigeration & Air Conditioning L1 (5 credits)

    Pathway A 3 mandatory units at level 1Pathway B 3 mandatory units at level 2

    Health & Safety L1 (5 credits)Health & Safety L2 (10 credits)

    Environmental Awareness L1 (2 credits)Environmental Awareness L2 (4 credits)

    BSE Science L1 (3 credits)BSE Science L2 (7 credits)

    Section A + Pathway A overall credit value = 34 (certificate)Section A + Pathway B overall credit value = 45 (Diploma)

  • The TimingAgreed with the AOs May/June accreditationAgreement with AOs to release qualification/unit titles and summary of content a.s.a.p. centre preparation: the content is very similar to existing qualifications (VRQs & NVQs)C&G and EAL Workshops May/June Electrical and MESThe Access Qualification is in the review processFunding

  • Existing Worker Assessment SchemesThe assessment requirements for the new QCF competence-based qualifications will accommodate for such schemes as;SNAP(SummitSkills National Assessment Programme)Electrotechical Competence Recognitionusing Recognition of Prior Learning principles and The criteria for exemption and equivalence.

  • The Support for our position and principlesEmployers & Stakeholders The SSA

    JIB; UNITE; ECA

    LSC/SFA

    Dpt. for Children, Schools and Families

    Re-affirmed by the Board 4 March 2010

  • LEVEL 3 NVQ DIPLOMA in INSTALLING ELECTROTECHNICAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

    Buildings & Structures UnitsUnderstanding Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Electrotechnical Services) >>> Performance

    Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and principles (Electrotechnical Services) >>> Performance

    Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment >>> Performance

    Understanding the practices and procedures for planning, preparing and installing of electrical systems and equipment in buildings and structures >>> Performance

  • Units continuedUnderstanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems >>> Performance

    Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the Inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical systems and equipment in buildings and structure >>> Performance

    Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings and structure >>> Performance

  • Units continuedUnderstanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems No Performance

    Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems No Performance

    Electrotechnical Occupational Competence No Knowledge

  • THE LEVEL 2 ISSUELevel 2 NVQ INSTALLING & ENSURING COMPLIANCE OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORK IN DWELLINGS

    The Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry has no evidence of demand from the industry for a Level 2 apprentice qualification. The nature of the technology and in particular its safety-critical aspect requires a Level 3 qualification and Level 2 would not be appropriate.

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