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As TQUK continues to expand, we’ve found ourselves occupying some very interesting territory. From our roots in first aid, we’ve grown to offer qualifications in construction, education, health and social care, IT and more. We now offer 300+ qualifications in various sectors. We think that’s pretty cool. And we continue to expand into fascinating new subjects.

So, here are some of our newest most intriguing courses, some in high-demand areas, others in more specialised subjects, all of them great qualifications.

Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (RQF)

TQUK’s putting its stamp on your brew.

For those who see Baristas as a glorified server of caffeinated drinks, think again. The coffee industry has become highly sophisticated in the last 15 years. Like wine connoisseurs, baristas at the highest levels of their profession are able to appreciate and differentiate between different roasts, beans and brews. The service of coffee has grown in such prominence that there is now an international barista competition, with a UK counterpart.

Standards of quality have trickled down to the mainstream coffee chains, where once-exotic and complicated espresso drinks are now the norm in Starbucks and Costa. (Can anyone say cortado or macchiato?)

The ubiquity of coffee shops, and the increased amount of food and drink they serve, demands those who serve it be able to work to a particular standards. To accommodate this demand, we are offering our Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (RQF). This qualification helps establish industry standards and gives training centres and learners a foundation of knowledge they can build on to perform successfully in the industry. The qualification will also introduce the learner to the wider hospitality sector.

Level 4 Diploma in Health Promotion and Management (RQF)

We live in a time when extraordinary leaps forward are being made in healthcare. The amount of knowledge we have about the human body and how to maintain good health is growing every day. And yet this knowledge rarely reaches normal people in a useful and engaging form. The dissemination of information to ordinary people to help them improve their lives is extremely important.

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase their control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. TQUK’s Level 4 Diploma in Health Promotion and Management (RQF) will help learners to develop knowledge and understanding of health promotion and management, lifestyle and risk assessment. The qualification is for individuals in the health industry that want to develop their knowledge and understanding of health promotion and management. The knowledge gained in this qualification is often applied to a job role or acts as a basis for further learning. It would also benefit learners interested in entering a career in the health management industry and will give them an understanding about what the industry will entail.

Learners of this qualification will undertake six mandatory units that cover health management, lifestyle and risk assessment, sports nutrition and diet, the use of alternative therapies for coping with stress, health promotion in the community, schools and workplace.

Level 4 Diploma in Professional Wedding Planning Management (UK and CHina) (RQF)

It takes a special kind of skill to execute someone’s special day flawlessly. So many details have to come together at once and contribute to the traditional and personal demands of the client.

While this qualification covers UK wedding customs, it also includes units on the wedding customs of China. Our close relationship with our sister centre in Hong Kong gave us the knowledge and resources to offer a wedding planning qualification packed with as broad a range of knowledge as possible so that the learners, once the qualification is attained, will have more insight and marketable skills to operate nimbly in their industry.

TQUK’s Level 4 Diploma in Professional Wedding Planning Management (UK and China) (RQF) is designed to accommodate learners who want to learn more about professional wedding planning management within the hospitality and catering sector, and will gain knowledge from units including an introduction to professional wedding management, UK wedding traditions and customs, Chinese wedding traditions and customs and master of ceremony skills.

Once the course of learning is completed, learners will be able to design and execute proper plans for different types of local weddings, design resources to plan weddings professionally, produce and present contracts and proposals to clients, and apply their event management skills to various wedding events.

Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles (RQF)

One of the best ways to make a statement to the world is your choice of dress. So much can be said with a piece of cloth, properly cut and arranged with style. With new methods of production and shipping cropping up across the world, it is an exciting time to enter the dynamic and ever-changing fashion and textiles industry.

The production of fashion and textiles, like many other forms of production, has been affected by the digital revolution. As a result, learners in this industry must become familiar with new machinery and software that is widely used to create stunning garments, along with traditional methods.

The Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles (RQF) is the perfect way to increase your knowledge and skills in the fashion and textiles industry. The qualification will provide learners skills in handicraft tailoring, using machinery to produce tailored components, pattern cutting, the construction of tailored garments and design and fashion trends in the ready-to-wear market.

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (RQF)

Undertaking a management position is a large responsibility. The efficiency, morale, productivity and direction of a team or entire workforce could be in your hands. You will have to plan for your business’s future, manage finances and provide leadership to your organisation. Being a leader is always a tough and challenging position.

And not everyone has innate abilities to fill such a role immediately. For many managers, the learning curve can be steep and there are many things a lot of people have to learn on the fly.

TQUK is now offering our Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (RQF). The qualification is designed for people entering high-level management positions with responsibilities including operations and project management, account management, strategic planning, marketing, managing human resources, finances and leadership skills. Learners will be able to respond to challenges both systematically and creatively in response to the changing external context in which they operate.

Learners will gain a greater knowledge and develop their skills in management theory, which could be applied to a senior management position in which they may already currently work. This is a great way to prepare yourself for a new position, where you might have responsibilities for a department or entire company.

Level 3 Diploma in Postnatal Care (RQF)

The days after the arrival of a child can be a very challenging and stressful time for new parents. A major life event has just occured, hormones run high and everyone involved is exhausted. And on top of all that, there is a brand new life form to care of. It is crucial for many people at this stage to be fully supported by trained healthcare professionals who are able to manage problems as they arise and mitigate the stresses.

TQUK’s Level 3 Diploma in Postnatal Care is designed to develop learners’ knowledge and skills related to the care of parents and infants in early days after delivery. This qualification will include comprehensive units on postnatal care of mothers, care of the infant and a range of massage techniques to benefit the mother and infant. This qualification is ideal for someone with a minimum level two in numeracy and literacy or equivalent and in particular those learners with past training or experience in counselling.

Successful learners can progress on to qualifications in many other Health and Social Care areas, such as maternity and paediatric support, complementary therapies, massage and advanced childcare management.

Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (RQF)

Teaching is one of the most difficult professions there is. It takes an enormous amount of energy, preparation and fortitude to keep students focused and engaged in a lesson, to keep them safe and ensure their wellbeing at every level of the teaching process. It is a huge responsibility to care for the education of a child or young person, but the rewards, both personal and professional, can be immense.

TQUK's Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (RQF) is aimed at learners employed in a teaching assistant role and who wish to progress to a higher level. The purpose of the qualification is to develop the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to address the challenges that they meet in their workplace. They will also develop an understanding of the knowledge required to support individuals and small groups to support individuals with a range of additional needs.

The qualification will include units on child development and welfare, awareness of special educational needs, developing skills to promote working relationships and curriculum planning, delivery and assessment. It is ideal for individuals who already have past experience in being a teaching assistant.

Learners who are successful attaining this qualification can progress on towards more advanced awards, diplomas and certificates in teaching and education.

Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare and Nutritional Therapy (RQF)

There’s an old saying that you are what you eat. It’s important for us to know and be wary of what we put in our bodies these days, as the proliferation of sugary, salty and fatty foods continues to threaten the health of those who consume it. Now more than ever it is vital to have professionals expertly trained in healthcare and nutrition to advise people on how food and drink impacts th ehealth of our bodies and our wellbeing.

TQUK's Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare and Nutritional Therapy (RQF) develops the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills to identify, assess potential imbalances and specific requirements related to nutrition. Topics studied include applied nutrition and healthcare, the application of nutritional therapy to healthcare through food and exercise and applied nutrition for vegetarians and vegans.

Learners who successfully complete this diploma can progress to employment or to specialist training in nutritional therapy or other complementary therapies at university level. Learners may wish to work towards registration with professional bodies relevant to the sector. 

Get to know our host of other quals by visiting our website. The world is open to you!