Training Qualifications UK - Total Qualification Time & Guided Learning Hours survey

TQT is an estimate of the total length of time it is expected that a learner will typically take to achieve and demonstrate the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification i.e. to achieve all learning outcomes. It is made up of two parts:

1. An estimate of the number of hours a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or any other learning including assessment, which takes place as directed by, but not under the supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor.

2. Guided Learning Hours: These hours are made up of all real time contact time, guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer or other appropriate provider of education or training. This includes classroom teaching, invigilating tests/exams, observation of work activities, supervision learners completing workbooks/tasks/assignments, collecting evidence for a portfolio and remote real time activities where there is direct contact with the teacher/tutor e.g. a live webinar or supervised e-learning.

The credit value, where given, for a qualification is determined by TQT, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning.

As part of the changes following the closure of the QCF, we are required, by Ofqual, to express the size of all qualifications in terms of TQT and minimum GLH.

To help us determine accurate values for TQT and GLH we are seeking feedback from centres about the delivery of current qualifications.

We would be grateful if you would complete the following questionnaire and return it as soon as possible.

* 1. Which centre are you responding on behalf of?

* 2. Are the current Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for each qualification realistic?

  Yes, I agree No, I disagree
TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) 601/1831/3 GLH 48
TQUK Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching (QCF) 601/3729/0 GLH 60
TQUK Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching (QCF) 601/3730/7 GLH 60
TQUK Level 4 Award in Observation of Teaching, Training and Learning (QCF) 601/6254/5 GLH 30
TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)  601/2136/1 GLH 140
TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Observation of Teaching and Learning (QCF) 601/6079/2 GLH 60
TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (QCF) 601/5234/5 GLH 168
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching English: Literacy) (QCF) 601/3727/7 GLH 360
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy) (QCF) 601/3728/9 GLH 360
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) 601/2717/X GLH 360
TQUK Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy (QCF) 601/5235/7 GLH 120
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and ESOL (QCF) 601/4482/8 GLH 180
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy (QCF) 601/5236/9 GLH 120
TQUK Level 1 Award in Mentoring (QCF) 601/6815/8 GLH 48
TQUK Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity (QCF) 601/3379/X GLH 6
TQUK Level 2 Award in Mentoring (QCF) 601/6816/X GLH 24
TQUK Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF) 601/4020/3 GLH 80
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (QCF) 601/5319/2 GLH 180
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) 601/2726/0 GLH 180
TQUK Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development (RQF) 601/7658/1 GLH 50
TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism (QCF) 601/5281/3 GLH 40
TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) 601/2728/4 GLH 80
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development (RQF) 601/7653/2 GLH 120
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) 601/2731/4 GLH 180
TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF) 601/7670/2 GLH 367
TQUK Level Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) 601/4423/3 GLH 232
TQUK Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (QCF) 601/5633/8 GLH 132
TQUK Level 4 Award in Learning and Development (RQF) 601/7659/3 GLH 50
TQUK Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development (RQF) 601/7654/4 GLH 190
TQUK Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (QCF) 601/5634/X GLH 213
TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF) 601/2336/9 GLH 54
TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF) 601/2337/0 GLH 54
TQUK Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) 601/3913/4 GLH 24
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) 601/2389/8 GLH 84
TQUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) 601/2338/2 GLH 90
TQUK Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) 601/3914/6 GLH 45
TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) 601/3916/X GLH 115

* 3. TQT

To calculate Total Qualification Time, we also need to know how much unsupervised time learners spend to complete the qualification. 

In addition to the supervised time, how much unsupervised time (in hours) does a typical learner spend in studying, learning or producing work for assessment? E.g. working on coursework, independent research, producing and collating portfolio evidence, recorded webinars and other web-based materials.

Some qualifications may be delivered with all teaching, learning and assessment activities learning time supervised therefore the unsupervised learning time will be zero.

* 4. What one thing could TQUK do to make your life easier?

* 5. This work is part of an overall review of each qualification within this sector. Therefore we would appreciate any feedback you might have on the qualifications, specifically in the area of the qualification content and assessment methods . We have provided the ability to comment on three qualifications below. If you wish to provide feedback for additional qualifications your responses, please e-mail adele.williams@tquk.org

Qualification 1

* 6. Qualification 2

* 7. Qualification 3

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