We’re an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual. We’re also an Access Validating Agency approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
Our core mission is to change the lives of learners, and that’s what makes us different. We create and accredit qualifications that are designed with the needs of the learner in mind, and which reflect industry demand.
Our QCF qualifications and units, Access to HE Diplomas and Quality Endorsed courses are flexible enough to be delivered in diverse settings from small providers to large colleges and universities.
We advocate assessment systems which allow learners to produce evidence without having to jump through unnecessary hoops but do this within a robust quality assurance framework.
We were set up in 1981, and in that time we’ve helped thousands of learners get a start on the education ladder, return to learn, achieve the qualifications to help their careers and to progress into University.
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