SFEDI Awards was founded in 2007 to support the development of a truly entrepreneurial culture and economy within the UK becoming the first dedicated Awarding Organisation specialising in enterprise and business support, a standing still enjoyed to this day within the UK.

Our qualifications are built on the extensive research that underpins the SFEDI® National Occupational Standards and the expertise of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE), the UK’s only professional Institute dedicated to enterprise.

Working with enterprising organisations throughout the UK, our qualifications are central to the drive towards a more competitive enterprise landscape with increased employment opportunities, improved productivity and, ultimately, greater prosperity locally, regionally and nationally.

In order to support in meeting our goals we work with three Regulators ensuring that our qualifications are widely accessible to all who wish to undertake them.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. In regulating qualifications, Ofqual administer the Regulated Qualifications Framework ensuring that listed qualifications are valid and fit for purpose.

Qualifications Wakes is the independent organisation responsible for the regulation of general and vocational qualifications in Wales. It is a Welsh Government sponsored body, independent of government, and is accountable to the National Assembly for Wales. In regulating qualifications, Ofqual administer the Regulated Qualifications Framework ensuring that listed qualifications are valid and fit for purpose.

SQA Accreditation quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding organisations and accrediting their qualifications. SQA Accreditation completes their task by regulating awarding organisations and their qualifications against published regulatory requirements and also support the addition of qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.