Total Qualification Time (TQT)
We are currently updating our qualifications to reflect their size.
TQT (measured in hours) is an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required for a learner to achieve the level of attainment necessary for the award of a qualification.
TQT will be shown in our qualification manuals and where applicable, will be based on the shortest qualification pathway.
TQT includes hours assigned for guided learning. For example, a qualification which has a TQT of 100 hours could have 80 hours allocated for guided learning and 20 hours allocated as non-guided learning (eg learner’s own private study).
These changes do not affect learners or centres and this communication is purely for information purposes. Centres do not need to take any action.
Our updated manuals will be published over the coming months.