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New Website Launched

New Website Launched

30 June 2021

Welcome to our newly launched website for www.qfi.org.uk.To contact us please email admin@qfi.org.uk or alternatively you can give us a call on 0131 243 2514....

QFI now approved to end-point assess over 50 Apprenticeship Standards

28 May 2020

We are delighted that the ESFA has approved QFI to end-point assess over 50 Apprenticeship Standards in total. This now makes QFI one of the largest end-point assessment organisations in England. Please contact us for further information....

QFI Approved to End-point Assess Further Standards

19 April 2020

We at QFI are pleased that our portfolio of Standards that we are approved by the ESFA to assess now sits at 44 to date.This also includes a number of Standards at degree level, so we are now able to assess the following: Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist (degree); Construction Quantity Surveyor (degree); Construction Site Management (degree).For further information contact leadassessor@qfiepa.org...

Coronavirus Statement

07 April 2020

QFI Statement End-point assessmentQFIs normal operations along with those of many other organisations in this sector has been temporarily disrupted by the Coronavirus (C0VID-19) threat. We do however remain open for business. Our priority at the moment is to do all that we can to keep our staff, the key stakeholders that we work with, training provider staff and apprentices protected as best we can by minimising potential exposure to the virus. We are closely monitoring Government guidance and ...

Further Standard approved

30 October 2019

We are pleased to announce that weve added Bricklayer (level 2) to our end-point assessment offer. Please contact us if you are interested in our EPA services....

QFI approved to assess more apprenticeship Standards

01 October 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added Carpentry and Joinery (level 2) and Groundworker (level2) to our end-point assessment offer. Please complete our contact form if you are interested in our services, or call us to discuss further....

QFI delivers Training of Master Trainers with Larsen & Toubro in India’s Construction Sector

QFI delivers Training of Master Trainers with Larsen & Toubro in India’s Construction Sector

09 May 2019

We are proud to say that with the help of Department for International Development UK (DFID-UK), Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI), and Larsen Toubro (LT), we were able to successfully deliver the Training of Master Trainers (ToMT) course in Indias construction sector.The training took place in February and the results were overwhelmingly positive.For more information, click on the link below:https://www.skillreporter.com/2019/02/news/ssc/dfid-uk-csdci-along-with-lt-and-q...

Recruiting new staff

14 January 2019

As a rapidly growing awarding body and End-Point Assessment Organisation we are now recruiting for two roles based at our office in Royal Leamington Spa.AdministratorDevelopment Support OfficerIf you think that you have the skills and enthusiasm to join us on a part-time basis please forward your CV with a covering letter to admin@qfi.org.ukClosing date: 30th June 2019Interviews: 15th July 2019...

New Workplace Core Skills qualifications

22 November 2017

We are pleased to announce that QFI has now received approval to make the SVQs in the following Workplace Core Skillsavailable through our approved centres with immediate effect:Working with Others at SCQF Level 5Working with Others at SCQF Level 4Problem Solving at SCQF Level 5Problem Solving at SCQF Level 4Numeracy at SCQF Level 5Numeracy at SCQF Level 4Communication at SCQF Level 5Communication at SCQF Level 4If you are an existing centre that wants to offer this qualification please submit t...

New qualification approved

18 November 2017

We are pleased to announce that QFI has now received approval to make the SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations at SCQF level 6 (code GN29 46) available through our approved centres with immediate effect. If you are an existing centre that wants to offer this qualification please submit the Adding Qualifications Form to include assessor/IV applications. If you are not an approved centre and would like to offer this qualification please contact us....

Coming soon…

25 October 2017

QFI has submitted the following qualification to SQA Accreditation which is now pending approval:SVQ in Construction Contracting Operationsat SCQF Level 6If you are an approved centre and want to offer this qualification please submit a completed Adding Qualifications Form together with evidence of assessor and IV competence....

New qualification available

11 October 2017

We at QFI are pleased to announce that we now have received approval to make the SVQ in Site Inspection at SCQF level 6 (code GN1846) available to our approved centres with immediate effect. If you are an existing centre that wants to offer this qualification please submit the Adding Qualifications Form. If you are not an approved centre and would like to offer this qualification please contact us....

Coming soon

02 October 2017

QFI has submitted an application to offer the SVQ in Site Inspection at SCQF level 6. This should be available for centres to offer from 5 October....

New qualifications available now

18 September 2017

We are pleased to announce that QFI can now award a further two qualifications. These are:SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level 6SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level 7If you are an already approved centre and would like to offer these qualifications please complete the forms listed below and return them to QFI:10 Q08 QFI AssessorIV Registration Form10 Q070 QFI Qualification Application FormIf y...

Two New Qualifications Available

07 July 2017

We are delighted to announce that QFI can now award a further two qualifications. These are:SVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) at SCQF Level 6SVQ in Temporary Traffic Management (Construction) at SCQF Level 5If you are an already approved centre and would like to offer these qualifications please complete the forms listed below and return them to QFI:10 Q08 QFI AssessorIV Registration Form10 Q070 QFI Qualification Application FormIf you are not already approved as a centre and w...

New Qualifications Now Available

07 June 2017

QFI is pleased to announce that it can now award the following qualifications:SVQ in Plant Operations Extractives at SCQF Level 5SVQ in Weighbridge Operations at SCQF Level 6SVQ Processing Operations for the Extractives and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 5SVQ Processing Operations for the Extractives and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 6SVQ in Built Environment Design at SCQF Level 6SVQ in Built Environment Design Management at SCQF Level 9SVQ in Road Building and Main...

Successful Launch Event of QFI on 10th March 2017

Successful Launch Event of QFI on 10th March 2017

24 March 2017

QFI had a highly successful launch event in Stirling on 10th March 2017. The event was attended by people from industry, government agencies, employers and local authorities. Our 3 guest speakers Jenny Gilruth MSP,Geoff Aitkenhead and Jim McColl OBE covered the importance of training, leadership and motivation. The chair of the event, Bill Jamieson, has written an article covering the launch for the Scotland on Sunday business section and a link to the article can be found below:http://www.scot...

The way forward for STEM

21 March 2017

New specialist group will shape Scottish Government strategyA new specialist group is to be established to shape the Scottish Governments STEM strategy, Higher Education, Further Education and Science Minister, Shirley-Anne Somerville has announced.Ms Somerville said the new national STEM Reference Group will be co-chaired by Scotlands Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sheila Rowan and Professor Iain Hunter from the University of Strathclyde.Speaking at a conference in Edinburgh, the minister a...

Expansion of Foundation Apprenticeships by the Scottish Government

20 March 2017

Up to 5,000 will start work-based training programme by 2019.Thousands of young people will gain industry recognised qualifications, real-world work experience and access to work-based learning while still at school thanks to a massive expansion of the Foundation Apprenticeship programme unveiled today.As part of the drive to improve attainment, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that by the end of 2019, up to 5,000 young people will start a Foundation Apprenticeship, up from 351 start...

QFI Launch Event – 10th March 2017

20 February 2017

Qualifications for Industry, Scotlands newest Awarding Body will be launched on Friday 10th March 2017 at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling between 9am and 1pm.QFI is an exciting new awarding body already building its portfolio of qualifications for those who work or aspire to work in construction, engineering and extractives.We are based in Scotland and London but we work throughout the UK and overseas.Our guest speakers are:Jim McColl OBE Founder, Chairman and CEO of Clyde Blow...