Paediatric ProTrainings regulated courses changing from QCF to RQF on 1st May

27 April 2017 in Classroom Training, Online Training

Keep up to dateAs you may be aware, regulations within the first aid industry are continually changing, with more improvements and adaptations to be made, especially concerning the regulatory framework by which each qualification is mapped.

Regulatory Change:

We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to be made by ProTrainings as a result of the Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) changing how courses are designed and mapped. All regulated qualifications that are certified through ProTrainings will change from ‘Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)’ to ‘Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)’. We apologise for the anticipated postponement, although this was subject to the awarding organisation confirming the official release date for all new RQF (regulated) qualifications to be announced.  However, we would like to thank you for your patience.

The first course on our records that will change to the new framework, on the 1st May 2017, will be our one and two day paediatric qualifications in classroom and blended versions.

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

This change will see adjustments and minor changes to our content on paperwork, open response question sheets and course PowerPoints. Please make sure you download content from ProFAW (Instructor Dashboard) to ensure you are using the most current and up-to-date curriculum.  This will be available on the 1st May 2017.

This transformation will not have a major impact to you in principle, as the content of the qualifications will not change beyond any modifications which would normally be made as part of an ongoing review and improvement process. All certificates for regulated qualifications will continue to bear the TQUK and Ofqual logo, whilst your certificate is still valid and recognised if it bears the letters QCF.

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Ofqual have requested that all awarding and certifying organisations remove references to QCF from their websites, qualification titles and documents. This must be done at your earliest convenience to avoid unnecessary issues and we ask that you make preparations now, so that you can make this change with immediate effect when we go live on the 1st May 2017.

Changes to be made later on in the year:

All other qualifications will change to RQF when more information from the awarding organisation is provided. We look to implement this at our earliest convenience, so you can inform your programmers or designated personnel to make changes to all live information available to the general public. The final changes will all be made by the end of 2017.

If you have any questions surrounding this topic, please contact our compliance department at

For more RQF information click the following link Ofqual: RQF or contact ProTrainings on 01206 805 359 or visit

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