These occupations are level NQF4+
4th March 2011: Care home managers and nurses working in care homes need not worry about the latest recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
The MAC has recommended removal of several job titles, including high integrity pipe welders, skilled meat boners, skilled meat trimmers and skilled senior care workers, from the UK shortage occupation list.
This is to meet the government’s objective of raising the skill level of Tier 2 to National Qualifications Framework level 4 and above (NQF4+).
But the latter recommendation will not affect care home managers and nurses working in care homes, as these occupations are level NQF4+.
The government will respond before 6 April 2011 to the MAC’s recommendations.