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Phases of education and training

Early years

Early years

Advice and guidance materials on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile and more

Primary

Primary

Find out about our work on the primary curriculum, national curriculum tests and single level tests

Secondary

Secondary

See how we're helping schools develop a world-class curriculum for the 21st century

14-19 learning

14-19 learning

We're helping to improve education and training for 14- to 19-year olds as part of the government's 14–19 education reform

Further education

Further education

Find out how the Diploma, functional skills and the Qualifications and Credit Framework are transforming further education

Higher education

Higher education

Learn how the Qualifications and Credit Framework has brought choice, flexibility and simplicity to a growing range of qualifications

Workplace learning

Workplace learning

QCDA works very closely with employers, sector skills councils and other partners in developing qualifications and frameworks