TQT is an estimate of the total length of time it is expected that a learner will typically take to achieve and demonstrate the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification i.e. to achieve all learning outcomes.


It is made up of two parts: 

1. An estimate of the number of hours a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or any other learning including assessment, which takes place as directed by, but not under the supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor. 

2. Guided Learning Hours: These hours are made up of all real-time contact time, guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer or other appropriate provider of education or training. This includes classroom teaching, invigilating tests/exams, observation of work activities, supervision learners completing workbooks/tasks/assignments, collecting evidence for a portfolio and remote real-time activities where there is direct contact with the teacher/tutor e.g. a live webinar or supervised e-learning.

The credit value, where given, for a qualification is determined by TQT, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning.

As part of the changes following the closure of the QCF, we are required, by Ofqual, to express the size of all qualifications in terms of TQT and minimum GLH.

To help us determine accurate values for TQT and GLH we are seeking feedback from centres about the delivery of current qualifications.

If you could find the relevant sector survey below and complete the form it would be very much appreciated. And as a thank you, all centres which complete the TQT survey will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win a £20 M&S Voucher.

Education & Training - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K2KYCQF;

Health & Social Care - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KQMYLCX

Computing & IT - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KWJWGLD

Hair & Beauty - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KS75JYX

Employment Skills - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KSHHV95

Public Services - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FN3CJST

Childcare - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KTR2MN2

Hospitality & Catering - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KMSW6SL

Building & Construction - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KNVXWWX

Business Admin & Management - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KFXZXZ3

First Aid - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K3WZNH2

Cleaning & Support Services - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KGYBDSS

Safety & Compliance - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KB7PQC7

Retail & Customer Service - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KHYD7FB