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Gaining accreditation for learning


I am looking into getting certain courses we run, or groups or courses, accredited. The aim is to encourage delegates to take up the courses, reward them for their work, and link related courses (e.g. Project Management, MS Project) together under one certificate.

Can anyone provide any good starting points, e.g. recommended accrediation bodies, and give details of any experience they've had and any pitfalls they've encountered?


David Cleave

5 Responses

  1. city and guilds
    I have recently received their starter pack and would be happy to forward you a copy, if you send me your e mail. If you can wait til Tuesday send your details to [email protected]

  2. Training accreditation
    The Institute of Leadership and Management runs an Endorsed Award scheme. You provide a submission on course content and are guided through a process which could result in your training programme being endorsed by ILM, yet managed entirely by you. An External Verifier is appointed to monitor the programme via three visits a year.

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  3. University Vocational Awards Council
    The University Vocational Awards Council offer a comprehensive accreditation service. They welcome applications for the accreditation of courses and programmes to add to their expanding list of various Institutes and Companies across the UK. You can contact them on 01204 903355, or email them for more information on [email protected]. I hope this is of help to you!

    Billie Robinson

  4. pitfalls of accreditation
    another good awarding body that can help you is ASET. They are easy to work with. But beware any awarding body will wants a quite detailed doccumentation from you concerning aims, outcomes, assessment criteia, links to key skills. We do a lot of these accross a large number of awarding bodis and you rarely get away with less that 50 pages.

  5. try OCN
    The Open College Network would be another source of accreditation you could try. They have been used in our area to create an accredited qualification at level 3 in Community Management where delegates attend a training day, then complete a portfolio and attend a 1/2 day session with a tutor. If they do 4 of these they get a community management award at level 2 or 3 depending on their portfolio of evidence. The have a choice of 12 different sessions/topics.


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