Discontinued Qualifications

As the demands of employers, industry and Higher Education Institutions change, we must improve and update our qualifications and discontinue those that are no longer fit for purpose.

We also respond to any policy or regulatory changes that impact our qualifications’ placement on national frameworks.

By doing so, we aim to ensure that our offer consists of qualifications that meet and exceed today’s industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Due to this review we have allowed certain qualifications to end. Please see below for a list of sectors for qualifications that are affected by these changes. To view the final registration and certification date click on the link and this will take you to the qualification page where the dates can be found.

Qualification number



0122   Land-based Services
0014   Land-based Services
0020   City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Forest Machine Operations - Base Machine (QCF) - Under 2.5 tonne Tracked  
0610   Process Technology 
1013   Retail Knowledge 
1106   Teaching Training and Assessing Learning 
1284   Proficiency in Food Manufacturing Excellence  
2399   Installation, Service and Maintenance of Environmental Technology Systems   
2403   Electrical Installation
2730   Telecommunication Systems 
2850   Engineering 
3001   Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 
3002   Hairdressing
3003   Beauty Therapy 
3008   Hairdressing and Barbering
3268   Welding Skills
3648   Adult Literacy and Numeracy
3654   Occupational Health and Safety
3725   Construction
3938   Policing
4101   Automotive Maintenance and Repair
4275   Engineering and Transport (Mechanical)
4290   Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQs)
4428   Business and Administration
4597   Aerospace Manufacturing
4926   Exercise and Fitness (VRQ) 
5355   Pharmacy Service Skills
5356   Pharmaceutical Science
5412   Engineering and Transport (Production & Maintenance)
5546   Employability Skills
6069   Construction and Building (Electrical installation)
6258   Delivering Training
6281   Construction and Building (Energy Efficiency)
6317   Assessment and Quality Assurance
6312   Education and Training
6361   Energy Assessment
6566   Highways Maintenance (Construction)
6705   Bricklaying
6706   Carpentry and Joinery
6708   Plastering
6717 Construction
6852   Spectator Safety
7159   Sugarcraft
7160   Fashion design
7161   Textiles
7409   Hospitality and Catering
7512   Photo Imaging
7513   Social Media and Digital Marketing
7532   Photo Imaging
7551   Media and Photography
7574   ITQs for IT Users
7596   Rail Services
7597   Railway Engineering
7598   Rail Services
7601   Media Techniques
7603   Sound Engineering and Music Technology
8074   IT
8984   International ESOL
8989   Computerised Accounts
8990   Business Finance
8994   Business Studies
9209   Level 4 and 5 Engineering