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 Sexual Health Awareness (RQF) 601/7845/0 GLH 9
TQUK Level 2 Award in Promoting Employment in Social Care (RQF) 601/7721/4 GLH 48
TQUK Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Health and Social Care (RQF) 601/7708/1 GLH 62
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) 601/4040/9 GLH 179
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (QCF) 601/4344/7 GLH 145
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (RQF) 601/7719/6 GLH 343
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) 601/3750/2 GLH 319
TQUK Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer (QCF) 601/6818/3 GLH 42
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision in Social Care (RQF) 601/7707/X GLH 126
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) 601/4041/0 GLH 190
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (RQF) 601/7722/6 GLH 373
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (RQF) 601/7720/2 GLH 343
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) 601/3878/6 GLH 315
TQUK Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) 601/5284/9 GLH 86
TQUK 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) 601/6217/X GLH 212
TQUK Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings (QCF) 601/4052/5 GLH 24
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Early Years and Childcare Settings (RQF) 601/7970/3 GLH 15
TQUK Level 2 Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings (QCF) 601/7427/4 GLH 58
TQUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (QCF) 601/3025/8 GLH 10
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) 601/5590/5 GLH 586
TQUK Level 1 Award in Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions (RQF) 601/7969/7 GLH 25
TQUK Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness (QCF) 601/3760/5 GLH 13
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Diabetes (QCF) 601/4616/3 GLH 20
TQUK Level 2 Award in Delivering Chair-Based Exercise (RQF) 601/7944/2 GLH 37
TQUK Level 2 Award in Delivering Seated Recreational Physical Activities (RQF) 601/7947/8 GLH 29
TQUK Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness (RQF) 601/7939/9 GLH 28
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Assisting and Moving Individuals for Social Care Settings (QCF) 601/7428/6 GLH 140
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (QCF) 601/4617/5 GLH 105
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF) 601/4050/1 GLH 110
TQUK Level 3 Award in Inducting Others in the Assisting and Moving of Individuals in Social Care (RQF) 601/7937/5 GLH 40
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management (RQF) 601/7941/7 GLH 189
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse (RQF) 603/0154/5 GLH 65
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Diabetes (QCF) 601/4609/6 GLH 156
TQUK Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (RQF) 601/7841/3 GLH 27
TQUK Level 1 Award in Healthy Living (RQF) 601/7813/9 GLH 10
TQUK Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health (RQF) 601/7843/7 GLH 43
TQUK Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (QCF) 601/3486/0 GLH 70
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (QCF) 601/5285/0 GLH 111
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF) 601/4656/4 GLH 126
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF) 601/7938/7 GLH 28
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care (QCF) 601/5336/2 GLH 110
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF) 601/7716/0 GLH 89
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF) 601/4300/9 GLH 141
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care (RQF) 601/7717/2 GLH 191
TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events (RQF) 601/7950/8 GLH 127
TQUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF) 601/7842/5 GLH 24
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Well-Being 601/7846/2 GLH 103
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF) 601/4053/7 GLH 72
TQUK Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) 601/6068/8 GLH 88
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (QCF) 601/4299/6 GLH 160
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF) 601/7940/5 GLH 134
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (RQF) 603/0156/9 GLH 130
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) 601/7429/8 GLH 145
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (QCF) 601/5360/X GLH 123
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (QCF) 601/5435/4 GLH 120
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF) 601/7430/4 GLH 86
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (RQF) 601/7946/6 GLH 28
TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) 601/7948/X GLH 83
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) 601/7943/0 GLH 83
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (QCF) 601/4647/3 GLH 77
TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills (RQF) 601/7802/4 GLH 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills and Personal Development (RQF) 601/7803/6 GLH 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Theories (RQF) 601/7804/8 GLH 30
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) 601/7815/2 GLH 120

* 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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