Frequestly Asked Questions

1. How long can I take to complete my QCF?

You can take as much time as you like to complete the qualification - as long as the evidence you are using is less than 2 years old when the work is assessed.


2. How will a QCF help me in my work place?

QCFs are all about proving your competence in your job, so if you are an inexperienced practitioner it will help you to develop your skills. This can be done through training sessions, mentoring and coaching. For experienced practitioners, the QCF can prove competence and ensure your skills and knowledge are recognised. It helps you to evaluate your own practice and those working with you.


3. Do I have to start my QCF at any specific time, for example September?

No. RGG Associates pride themselves on being flexible. We like to negotiate a suitable programme for any training/qualification with the customer – we are not bound by academic term-times, so you can start whenever you want.


4. Do I have to pay for my training at the start of the course?

No. Payment is made in instalments depending on the nature of the training/qualification. Self funding candidates can be offered a monthly payment scheme.


5. Can other qualifications be accredited to a QCF qualification?

Yes. Work from different courses can be accredited to QCFs. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (‘RPL’). Units from previous NVQs and other professional qualifications can be used partly or fully against a new QCF.


6. Do I have to provide premises for any one day training events?

No. RGG Associates will train your staff at your work place to save you the cost of travel expenses. If you require a training suite off-site then this can be facilitated; but an additional cost may be incurred.


7. Will RGG Associates write a bespoke course for my organisation?

Yes. RGG Associates can advise an organisation on an appropriate bespoke training course that will suit their needs. We can also give advice on how to accredit courses to the new Qualifications and Credit Framework.


8. Will you help me with funding for my training?

Although RGG Associates does not help directly with funding qualifications, we continually investigate funding opportunities and inform customers through Twitter and the website.


9. How do I become a freelance assessor for your company?

You must be qualified as an assessor (either the D32 & 33, A1 or CAVA) and be occupationally qualified at or above the level at which you are assessing. You can contact the company via the contact page on the website.