Credit Accumulation and Transfer

Credit transfer. Find out about transferring credit from previous experience and qualifications.

The purpose of Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) is to recognise QCF credit gained from other qualifications.

Learners who have gained a relevant QCF qualification from another awarding organisation may be eligible to transfer the credits to count towards achievement of an ASA QCF qualification.

An example of an appropriate application could be from a learner who has completed a Level 1 Award in Coaching Rugby (QCF) and would like to gain an ASA QCF qualification.

There may be similar units and criteria, so rather than having to be assessed for the same criteria again you can have the credit from your Rugby (or other similar qualification) transferred to the ASA qualification.

This process is not a form of certification but helps to avoid duplication of learning.

Applicants will be required to submit evidence of qualification(s) gained, which may be subject to credit transfer against ASA qualifications (this will be on a case by case basis).

How to apply for CAT?

If you wish to apply for the ASA CAT process, your application will need to be made in writing, enclosing the following documents:

  1. CAT application form, this can be downloaded from here
  2. Photocopy of QCF qualification(s) with corresponding syllabus

The fee for this process is £25 for each qualification and you will be notified of the result within five working days.

We will only be able to accept payment by card over the phone (please note that there is an additional 50p charge for this service) or postal order, payable to ASA Awarding Body and sent to the address below.

The panel will not be able to accept any application which is missing any of the above criteria.

ASA Awarding Body (CAT)
3 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF

Telephone: (01509) 640493

The Credit Accumulation and Transfer process will not take into account any non-certified evidence, for example work experience or informal training. If you have substantial practical experience within the subject area, we would recommend that you apply through one of our approved centres.

The panel will review the qualification and carry out a mapping process to the requested ASA qualification. A letter will be issued by the ASA Awarding Body, confirming the result of transfer including the level, and/or unit(s). The letter will contain an expiry date one year from the date of issue. The learner will be required to access the next appropriate qualification, course or RPL within this period.

Overseas and Non ASA QCF Qualifications

Learners with an overseas or non ASA qualification that doesn’t come under the QCF framework should apply for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process with one of our approved centres. Find an Approved Centre near you here.


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