BECOMING AN ACCREDITED CENTRE FOR NVQ QUALIFICATIONS

 

Let us help you become Accredited to offer NVQ Qualifications in your own centre through Awarding Bodies such as City & Guilds, Edexcel, EDI(formerly)London Chamber of Commerce, Oxford/Cambridge/RSA, The Institute of Management, or the Open University.

 

A Centre may be Approved by more than one Awarding Body by satisfying Centre Approval Criteria and payment of annual centre fees.

 

The main conditions to be satisfied to become an Approved Centre are :

 

1 Sufficient Physical Resources, Rooms, Books, IT, AV Equipment, Study Areas.

 

2 Occupationally Competent Assessors and Verifiers for the relevant NVQs.

 

3 Quality Systems which meet Awarding Body Criteria for programme delivery.

 

4 Learning Resources, Induction Materials, Assessment Materials for candidates.

 

5 Administration Systems to Support Registration, Certification, Appeals.

 

 

The Route to Approval

 

1 Train a minimum of two staff for NVQ Assessor Award Units A1 and A2.

 

2 Train at least one, preferably two, staff as Unit V1 Internal Verifiers.

 

3 Or Network with Occupationally Competent associates with  A1, A2, V1.

 

4 Operate initially as an associate centre with an approved centre to develop

 

staff, systems, learning materials, delivery strategy and a client base.

 

5 Apply for Full Approval to Awarding Bodies offering appropriate NVQs.

 

Support is available for Staff Training for Units A1, A2 and V1 and Associate Centre Status subject to suitable Human and Physical Resources.

 

Centre Documentation can be prepared for the Approval Process and

direct support given during the Awarding Body Centre Approval Visit .