After the QCF: a new qualifications framework

Ofqual proposes to create new Conditions and guidance to enable it to replace the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) with a new descriptive framework, the Framework of Regulated Qualifications (FRQ). As a simple descriptive framework, the FRQ will provide a means to describe and compare the level and size of qualifications and to identify possible progression routes between them. Unlike the QCF, the FRQ will impose no design rules on qualifications to secure policy aims, making it optional, rather than obligatory, for qualifications to be unit based and credit bearing.