The Level 3 Certificate in Design Thinking for Innovation and Change is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop the skills required to solve the challenges and problems that arise in companies based on creativity, multidisciplinarity and teamwork and the skills required to generate innovation in the development of new products and services.

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Regulator OfQual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/6694/1
Qualification Level 3
Credit Value 16 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 96 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 160 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 3 Mandatory Units
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.

First Date for Registrations December 1, 2020
Last Date for Starts November 1, 2025
Delivery Staff Requirements

There is no requirement for Delivery/Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance staff to hold the Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance qualification.

It is recommended that, as best practice, staff should be working towards these or already achieved the appropriate qualification.

If the centre decides to use none qualified tutors/trainers/line managers for the delivery or quality assurance of a qualification, staff members must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and skills within the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of programmes of learning.

This can be done through the completion of one the following documents dependent on the role the individual will be undertaking:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

If you wish to access public funding for the delivery of qualifications, please refer to your funding agency for delivery staff qualification requirements.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £99


Below you will find the unit specification for the qualification setting out both the structure of the qualification and also the content of the units contained

Level 3 Certificate in Design Thinking for Innovation and Change

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