Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF) Level 3 – Summary

Achievement at Level 3 reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters. It also reflects awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

Knowledge & Understanding

• Use factual, procedural and theoretical understanding to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, may be complex and non-routine.
• Interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas.
• Be aware of the nature of the area of study or work.

• Have awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

Application & Action

• Address problems that, while well defined, may be complex and non-routine. • Identify, select and use appropriate skills, methods and procedures.
• Use appropriate investigation to inform actions.
• Review how effective methods and actions have been.

Autonomy & Accountability

• Take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, including, where relevant, responsibility for supervising or guiding others.
• Exercise autonomy and judgement within limited parameters.