New qualifications for the adult social care sector

A whole range of new qualifications are being developed by Skills for Care in partnership with awarding organisations through the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

This is an employer and sector led process designed to meet the needs of employers. There will be many different units (or parts of qualifications) that reflect what workers should ‘know’ and ‘do’ which make up a number of different qualifications.

The introductory leaflets can be found at