This style of course is made up of different qualifications. This means the learner will achieve a range of qualifications through the progression of the course.
A framework course generally consists of the following:
- A knowledge-based qualification.
- A competence based qualification.
- Functional skills in English, maths, and sometimes IT (depending on the course).
- Employee rights and responsibilities.
- Personal learning and thinking skills.
A framework course is made up of different units. A range of mandatory units and a selection of optional units. Each unit is worth a certain amount of credits towards your final qualification.
At the start of the course, the learner will pick the optional units they would like to take from the optional units available.
Most framework based courses are assessed in the workplace however they may be a requirement to take some formal exams.