The National Foster Carer Qualifications

Become part of a new generation of qualified skilled foster carers providing high standards of care in nurturing, knowledgeable, trauma-informed homes. 

Foster Carer Qualification enhances your skills to provide better outcomes for the children/young people in your care.

NFCQ Creating positive sustainable change for the lives of children in care

The National Foster Carer Qualification (NFCQ) are complete qualifications to promote positive sustainable change for children in care and recognise the skilled role of the foster carer.

Authors with decades of experience in fostering and related fields have written the course with the benefit of first-hand experience within the National Minimum Standards (NMS) guidelines.

You can learn while you are working, and fit around your current work or your fostering commitments giving you the ability to learn at your own pace with the flexibility to study when it is suitable to you.

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NFCQ Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Associate courses will enhance your skills level to empower you with the knowledge to help provide better outcomes for the children and young people in your care. It will cover all areas and aspects of fostering from trauma-informed care to safeguarding and how to set up as a self-employed foster carer.

Why Foster Carers choose the NFCQ pathway?

Why Fostering Providers choose the NFCQ pathway.

The positive impact of the NFCQ on children in care

Frequently Asked Questions.

Please find links to our frequently asked questions by foster carers, local authorities and agencies.

NFCQ Qualifications

Foundation Course in Fostering

Foundation course in fostering

This course contains the child-focused standards and values required by foster carers to secure positive welfare, health, educational and safeguarding outcomes for children and to deliver trauma-informed care.

Intermediate course in fostering

Intermediate course in fostering

Currently in development, this intermediate course will build on the foundation course and will develop your skills and knowledge further and provide a more in-depth study into complex areas such as trauma-informed care.

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Advanced course in fostering

Advanced course in fostering

The advanced course in fostering will build on the intermediate course and foundation course skills. This course will explore the social impact and implications of foster care, the wider fostering sector, social inclusion and equality.

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