The Integrated Qualification Framework (IQF)


First announced in 2006, the Integrated Qualification Framework (IQF) will come into force in October this year.

Owned by the Children’s Workforce Network (CWN), the IQF is a set of approved qualifications for people working with children, young people and families. It aims to integrate units and qualifications within the children’s workforce, along with education and training still in development within the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

The new framework has been developed to encourage progression and continuing professional development across the children’s workforce. It will allow training to be developed, undertaken and ensure that training is transferable to promote greater mobility within the sector.

Here at Care Academy we’re watching all IQF and QCF developments and will keep you, and our products, updated.