Qualifi is recognised as an Awarding Organisation (AO) by the qualification regulators in the UK. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, QW in Wales and the CCEA. Each year Qualifi must assure the Regulators that we continue to meet the General Conditions of Recognition in England (OfQual) and Northern Ireland (The CCEA), and Standard Conditions of Recognition for Qualifications Wales (QW), and that our approved centres meet the same exacting standards.
Ofqual regulates by setting rules that awarding organisations must meet when designing and awarding regulated qualifications, particularly related to the validity, reliability and standards of the assessments it administers.
As an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation, Qualifi must meet Ofqual’s Recognition Criteria related to governance, integrity, resources and expertise. Our Ofqual reference number is RN5160.
Provision of unregulated qualifications outside the United Kingdom
Qualifi is also a signatory to several commitments proposed by the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills to assure non-UK entities of high standards of quality and rigour. These commitments require that we:
Work within the relevant regulation and legislation to apply the same quality assurance principles and services as those applied to similar qualifications in England.
Manage the delivery of qualifications and services to assure accurate, appropriate and up-to-date information about our qualifications and services.
Manage risks and issues and take prompt and appropriate corrective action if needed.
Deal with complaints and appeals quickly and fairly.
Manage withdrawal of qualifications and services in a reasonable timeframe to protect the interests of the learners.