Become an Approved Centre to offer Nationally Recognised (QCF) Qualifications from Focus Awards…
Whether another UK Awarding Organisation has already approved you, or you are completely new to regulated qualifications, our Centre Approval Process is both straightforward and quick. We aim to turn round all approvals within seven business days from receipt of your completed application.
Focus Awards’ annual approval fee is just £250, and includes any necessary quality assurance visits to complete the approval process at no further cost to you. This is a single charge per centre, irrespective of the range of qualifications you offer or the number of learners you serve.
A separate fee (£400) is payable by organisations wishing to have their own non-regulated bespoke training or courses (i.e. not nationally-recognised) quality assured and endorsed by Focus Awards. This fee covers the award of a formal licence to operate under our “Focus on Quality Provision” scheme, also known as FQP.
Application to become an Approved Centre can be completed online here:
Alternatively, forms for off-line completion can be downloaded from here:
You can also call us on (0845) 862 0068 to take the process forward if you wish.
If another Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation already approves you, simply email us a copy of your last quality assurance (EQA) visit report, and evidence of Direct Claims Status (DCS) if you have it when you complete or send in your forms. This will assist us in assessing your application.