Vocational qualifications are practical in nature and related to a specific job or career area. They may be based on the national occupational standards.
There are three different sizes of vocational qualifications available at Level 1/2/3: Award. Certificate and Diploma. The size of the qualification relates to the Total Qualification Time (TQT) allocated. TQT includes all supervised or direct contact time -Guided Learning (hours)/GL (hours) – and an estimate of the hours a learner will spend studying independently, not under direct supervision.
|Qualification Size||Total Qualification Time (TQT)|
|Diploma||370 + hrs|
Check each subject microsite for further detail on what size is available for our qualifications. The title of the qualification will indicate the level and the size.