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.


Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



We update our content in line with changes to legislation at no cost to you the client. Therefore you can rest assured that our content will always reflect industry best practice.


Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.