The UK Qualifications, Assessments and Skills (UKQAS), an awarding
in the UK, provides a wide range of information and materials to support both
centres and candidates. We have Approved Centres across the world
teaching the UKQAS programmes.
To make sure that our Approved Centres meet the standards that UKQAS has set, we monitor the centre's course provision. Our monitoring scheme is designed to improve the quality of UKQAS courses, whether these are taught regularly in class, through distance learning or even revision classes.
The UKQAS course structure makes it easy for both employers and students to find quality UKQAS courses.
We do not offer tuition towards the UKQAS qualifications ourselves. We monitor our courses for quality assurance at colleges and Approved Centres that offer UKQAS tuition.
The scheme focuses on the teaching, learning and review aspects of UKQAS course provision.
FIND A UKQAS CENTRE
UKQAS provides recognition to many centres around the world to deliver UKQAS qualifications.
Currently, our centres are offering UKQAS qualifications at level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Management, Travel and Tourism, Computing, Health and Social Care and Business and Administrative Management, etc.
If you would like to check if a centre is recognised by UKQAS please contact us by email. Once you start at the centre, they will register you within 28 days with UKQAS and you will receive your Learner Handbook within 5 working days of being registered.
BECOME A UKQAS CENTRE
The Centre Recognition process is completed in 3 steps and for centres that meet UKQAS requirements the whole process can take as little as 2 weeks. You can download the Delivering UKQAS Qualifications Handbook for further information on UKQAS requirements. For international centres, please read the Delivering UKQAS Qualifications in International Centres Handbook.
If you would like more information before submitting your application, then please contact us (email@example.com) and we would be happy to provide you with further information.
Requirements during the Recognition Process
Before you apply, please see the list of required policies and procedures to be submitted to UKQAS. For more information on which documents are required, you can speak to your External Verifier or the UKQAS Office staff during the Centre Recognition Process.
Policies and procedures to be submitted to UKQAS
- Organisational chart with individual roles and responsibilities
- Staff CVs showing relevant specialist academic and sector experience and qualifications
- Complaints procedures
- Data protection policy
- Equality & Diversity policy
- Health & Safety policy
- Appeals procedure for candidates
- Malpractice policy including academic misconduct and plagiarism policy
A list of what will need to be seen at your Centre Health Check Visit
- An overarching curriculum plan for delivering the qualification(s) and plans for delivering individual units.
- A list of the staff involved in delivering the learning; their specific roles e.g. tutor, assessor, internal verifier, course manager; the CVs of these staff.
- Staffing structures and/or organisation chart showing how programmes are managed and coordinated.
- Systems to identify and provide staff development.
- Assessment plan; assessment strategy including information on procedures for reasonable adjustments.
- Centre devised assignments which plan to be used.
- Examples of assessment feedback where this is available.
- An appeals procedure.
- Examples of systems for storing securely learners' work and recording assessment decisions and tracking learner progress.
- An internal verification policy/system.
- Learner recruitment strategies including initial assessment, diagnostic testing, advice and guidance.
- Policy and procedures on RPL.
- An appropriate range of teaching and learning resources for the level and nature of qualifications delivered.
- Appropriate administrative arrangements.
- Policy and systems for dealing with all forms of malpractice, including plagiarism.
- A health and safety policy.
- Systems for the monitoring and review of qualifications offered at the centre.
- A policy on equality and diversity.
- A complaints policy and procedure.
- A policy on data protection.
Please click here to download Centre Application Form (Fillable Form in Microsoft Word).