How to become a skills development provider

Published: 04/05/2023

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is responsible for quality assuring all occupational qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). This guide is designed to help you on your journey to becoming a skills development provider (SDP) who can successfully run quality occupational learning programmes. 
All information contained in this guide is based on the QCTO policies that can be accessed at under the ‘Resources’ tab. It is recommended that you find the latest versions of the policies on the website and keep them nearby as a reference.
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