Although not all training will necessarily lead to a formal qualification, qualifications are a sought-after outcome of many training pathways and an essential part of career development and maintaining professional standards. An understanding of the relationship between qualifications and training quality is an essential part of practice training strategies and policies.

This topic covers the various qualifications systems and frameworks operating in the UK, their relation to professional development and the quality assurance of training.

Additional information can be found in the Continuing Professional Development, GP Training and Staff Training topics.

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