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How mapping learning to CQFW avoided duplication between the provider and employer.

First published:
12 February 2018
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Context and strategy

Learners who were enrolled on the care qualification with the FEI and were attending in-house training with the employer on administering medication were duplicating work. When completing the medication handbook it became evident that there were no comparisons to map the training to the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework. This was resulting in the learners having to undertake the medication unit knowledge and observations again.

One FEI team member worked with the employer to analyse and develop a strategy that could be used for both the qualification and the employer’s training booklet. They used practical methods to accommodate the learner that were useful and easy to use for all involved. This also ensured that the standards were being met and that the learner was properly assessed as having the appropriate skills for the role. The FEI implemented an e-learning training and awareness package and with an online test.


Learners now complete the e-learning package and need to achieve 100% to pass the unit. The employer’s training officer is then notified via email so that they can issue the learner with a certificate and a witness statement. The FEI’s assessor can then use this certificate and witness statement as recognition of prior learning towards learners’ attainment of the full qualification.

Source: The quality of education and training in adult health and social care, Estyn, May 2016