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 1 Award in an Introduction to Construction (RQF) 601/7837/1 GLH 10
TQUK Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (QCF) 601/4062/8 GLH 40
TQUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) 601/3022/2 GLH 4
TQUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) 601/3021/0 GLH 4
TQUK Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles (QCF) 601/2555/X GLH 9
TQUK Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) 601/2509/3 GLH 10
TQUK Level 2 Award in Legionella Awareness (QCF) 601/3349/1 GLH 8
TQUK Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF) 601/1992/5 GLH 20
TQUK Level 2 Award in Occupational Health and Safety (QCF) 601/4350/2 GLH 65
TQUK Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) 601/2781/8 GLH 30
TQUK Level 3 Award in Legionella Control for Responsible Persons (QCF) 601/3350/8 GLH 8
TQUK Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) 601/6817/1 GLH 40
TQUK Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment (QCF) 601/1991/3 GLH 18
TQUK Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) 601/1993/7 GLH 10
TQUK Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers (QCF) 601/5194/8 GLH 18
TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Working in Confined Spaces (QCF) 601/3244/9 GLH 10
TQUK Level 2 Award in Working in Confined Spaces - Low and Medium Risk (QCF) 601/3344/2 GLH 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Working in Confined Spaces - High Risk (QCF) 601/3345/4 GLH 44
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Rescue and Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces (QCF) 601/3378/8 GLH 16
TQUK Level 3 Award in Working as Top Person in High Risk Confined Spaces (QCF) 601/3382/X GLH 24
TQUK Level 2 Award in Integrated Risk Awareness for Operations (RQF) 601/8742/3 GLH 15
TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH Risk Assessment (QCF) 601/3237/1 GLH 5
TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (QCF) 601/2748/X GLH 6
TQUK Level 3 Award in Integrated Risk Assessment for Supervisors (RQF) 601/8473/5 GLH 21
TQUK Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF) 601/2749/1 GLH 20
TQUK Level 4 Award in Integrated Risk Management for Managers (RQF) 601/8679/3 GLH 40
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (QCF) 601/2523/8 GLH 9
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (QCF) 601/2516/0 GLH 9
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) 601/2512/3 GLH 9
TQUK Level 2 Award in HACCP Based Food Safety Systems in Manufacturing (QCF) 601/3339/9 GLH 17
TQUK Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (QCF) 601/3370/3 GLH 25
TQUK Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail (QCF) 601/3342/9 GLH 25
TQUK Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF) 601/2990/6 GLH 25
TQUK Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Catering (QCF) 601/3364/8 GLH 40

* 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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