To assist students on distance learning courses understand what qualifications they can gain and where this can lead we have detailed below all of the awarding bodies that are currently used by the UK Open college to issue certification upon completi
UK Distance Learning Qualifications, After many years experience in the UK distance learning sector we fully understand how the vast array of qualifications on offer can be confusing for students. We take hundreds of calls each week from students wanting to know the differences and what qualifications lead to what and where? In addition to this, will the UK distance learning courses you are studying lead to a qualification that meets your needs? All vitally important questions!!
To assist with these we have detailed below all of the awarding bodies that are currently used by the college to issue certification upon completion of your studies. This should aid you in understanding what is a recognised qualification you can gain from UK distance learning and what is not.
These are some of the recognised qualifications being offered in distance learning courses by The UK Open College (as of June 2014)
A Level certification is issued by AQA, OCR or CIE. All three bodies are nationally recognised and carry full accreditation and recognition. Upon completion of your examinations with any of the above bodies you will gain a fully recognised qualification. A Level certification will provide you with UCAS points for any university application. UCAS points are awarded on the grade achieved.
All BTEC certification is awarded by Edexcel. One of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. BTEC qualifications are listed on the QCF and will provide successfull students with learing credits for further education,
Highly recognised qualifications particularly with the child and health care sector. Students gaining Cache certification will be issued with a fully recognised qualification, listed on the QCF and awarded learning credits for further education.
CIW - Certifiied Internet Webmaser
Specific to the web design and development sector, CIW are the largest awarding body in the world relating to this exciting field. Internationally recognised, listed on the QCF with learning credits awarded upon completion for further education.
Focus Awards - FQP
Focus Awards is an awarding organisation reglated by Ofqual, the qualification regulator in England. Focused on quality provision. Certificates of achievement awarded under the FQP (Focus on quality provision) License. FQP certification is accredited under the scheme by Focus Awards as being of a high standard equivalent of learning on the QCF. FQP certification is not listed on the QCF and does not carry learning credits.
Focus Awards - QCF
One of the fastest growing awarding bodies in the UK. Focus qualifications carry full recognition, listed on the QCF with learning credits awarded upon completion. Focus pride themselves on quality and a high standard of customer service.
ICB - Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
The largest bookkeeping institute in the world with over 250,000 members. ICB certification is specific to the bookkeeping and payroll professions. Professionally recognised for employment and those lookeing to enter practice,
Recognised in the same way as GCSE's. International GCSE's carry full recognition. Awarded by the largest awarding body in the UK, Edexcel. Ideal for those students looking to retake or progress onto A level studies.
IoSCM - Institute of Supply Chain Management
Specific to the supply chain sector. IoSCM certification is recognised internationally, listed on the QCF with learning credits awarded upon successful completion.
One of the most recognised vocational qualifications in the world. NVQ qualifications are proof of practically aquired skills carried out within the workplace. Fully recognised, listed on the QCF with learning credits awarded upon completion.
One of the fastest growing awarding bodies in the UK. NCFE qualifications carry full recognition, listed on the QCF with learning credits awarded upon completion.
Certificates of achievement awarded under the IIQ (Investing in Quality) License. IIQ certification is accredited under the scheme by NCFE as being of a high standard equivalent of learning on the QCF. IIQ certification is not listed on the QCF and does not carry learning credits.
Highly recognised qualifications specific to the accounting, bookkeeping and payroll sectors. Sage certification is fully recognised by employers and seen as the market leader for those wishing to gain computerised accounting and payroll skills
Introductory certificates of achievment awarded to those students looking to study for personal development and personal use. These are not accredited and are not listed on the QCF.
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