About Us

...And what we can do for you

Skills CFA is a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the workplace. Since 1996 we have successfully developed standards, apprenticeships and training programmes across the UK for a whole range of business skills, including:

We work to develop and promote National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for all of the above skills, as well as overseeing the development of National Occupational Standards (NOS).

We Are an Established Industry Leader

We are a leading pan-sector apprenticeship issuing authority for business-related apprenticeship frameworks. We provide apprenticeship frameworks suitable for 11 million employees across all sectors of the UK. Our apprenticeship frameworks provide on-the-job training coupled with structured, individual technical learning programmes which then lead on to nationally recognised qualifications.

Bringing Out the Best in People

We develop standards and qualifications which provide businesses with the tools to train their workforce providing them with additional, valuable skills. NOS help define the level of performance that individuals are required to achieve when carrying out specific functions in the workplace. We also ensure that employees are grounded in a proper knowledge and understanding of the tasks at hand. NOS promote industry best practice and have been developed by experts covering all industry sectors.

We Do Our Research

We undertake independent research providing insight into the latest thinking, trends and challenges facing the occupations we represent. We also offer a wide range of specialist consultancy services such as:

  • the development of apprenticeship frameworks
  • the development of competency frameworks
  • the development of training packages and training needs analysis
  • endorsing training programmes
  • research - LMI, feasibility studies, independent evaluations
  • benchmarking and mapping
  • qualification development

We are part of the Instructus group of educational charities. Skills CFA has formerly been known as the Council for Administration.

Registered Company No. 07066687
Registered Charity No. 1144894

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Proud to be part of the UK Skills Federation working to promote the UK abroad.

UK Skills Federation


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