FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This section is constantly expanding as we help an ever wider range of clients and candidates.

For information regarding the RQF qualifications that we offer, the SFA and funding issues, WAMITAB etc, please click on to the relevant section to the left.

Q: Is the qualification I get mine or my employer's?

A: The qualification is yours.

Q: How long does it take to get a level 3 or level 4 RQF qualification?

A: The 12 unit Level 4 QCF qualification leading to CoTC or OCC normally takes between 3 months and a year to complete. With a lot of concentrated effort, it can be done in less time. The 6-unit and 4-unit OCC awards take proportionately less time.

Q: What about the level 1 and level 2 RQF's?

A: We normally register level 1 and 2 RQF learners in groups of 6-12 and we expect to get them all through in 6-9 months (but this can be done more quickly if required).

Q: What is the success rate for RQF qualifications

A: Because the vocational RQF's have only recently been introduced, there are insufficient statistics to establish an accurate success rate. However, the national success rate for NVQs was 55-65% but TRACKSS normally achieved 90-95%.

Q: What are the costs of getting a RQF qualification?

A: There is a WAMITAB fee and TRACKSS own registration fee. Also, our fees are based on hourly rates including travel and mileage. So the more work the candidate puts in then the less work we have to do - the process is then quicker and hence cheaper. Contact us for our current scale of fees.

Q: Is it possible to have more than one CoTC or OCC?

A: Yes, many people hold two or more qualifications that, for example may relate to waste transfer or waste treatment, may relate to active landfill and closed landfill - also, covering inert, non-hazardous, hazardous, clinical, WEEE etc.

Q: What is "Continuing Competence"?

A: People who get a CoTC or OCC have to "renew" it every two years by taking a short multiple choice test organised by WAMITAB. Click on our "Other Qualifications etc".

Q: If I register with TRACKSS will I have my own TRACKSS associate to work with?

A: At RQF levels 3 and 4, every learner has a dedicated TRACKSS mentor / assessor with whom they will work on a 1:1 basis. At RQF levels 1 and 2, we normally organise group programmes run by one or two TRACKSS associates - however, during the programme there will be a lot of 1:1 work.

Q: What if I don’t get on with my designated assessor?

A: Make your concerns known to the TRACKSS centre and we will make every attempt to find another associate for you to work with.

Q: How can I be sure that the TRACKSS associate that is allocated to me has the right knowledge and background to help me.

A: All TRACKSS associates are highly qualified and very experienced. Most were at one time senior managers in the waste management industry or in further education. All have to be individually approved by WAMITAB to offer their own particular range of RQF's.

Q: What if I disagree with the TRACKSS' associates' assessment decision?

A: An Appeals Procedure is in place - just contact TRACKSS for details of how this works.

Q: Is there any funding for doing an RQFQ?

A: The answer is "maybe" for level 2 individuals. click on "Funding Arrangements".

Q: Does TRACKSS have Anti-discrimination and Safeguarding Policies.

A: Yes, if you would like to see these policies, please contact the TRACKSS Centre Co-ordinator.



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