We recognise that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to accrediting and quality assuring learning. To ensure we have the most appropriate approach for your organisation we have three types of Centre status at SFEDI Awards. To decide which is most appropriate to your organisation’s needs you should first discuss your situation and requirements with a member of the Centre support team as they will be able to explain in detail how each of these options work and also relate it to your organisation’s activities and aspirations.
Each different type of SFEDI Centre is explained briefly below and also indicated are the sections of the application form that require completing for each type of Centre status.
SFEDI Awards Centre
As a fully approved SFEDI Awards Centre you will be able to offer all of the qualifications available through SFEDI Awards. This status will also give you the opportunity to work with SFEDI Awards to recognise enterprise and/or business support programmes you may already be delivering, for an additional fee.
SFEDI Award Centre status will allow you to offer any qualification from our range of non QCF and QCF awards, certificates, and diplomas.
SFEDI Centre of Excellence
We understand that a number of our Centres are committed to SFEDI and the IOEE’s vision of developing the enterprise and business support offer and may be involved in delivering a wider remit than that of purely delivering SFEDI Awards qualifications. As a Centre of Excellence there is the opportunity to endorse a Centre’s own learning and assessment programmes free of charge.
Completing the Centre of Excellence application also allows you to demonstrate how you could work with SFEDI in more of a partnership role in order to grow both the delivery network and the SFEDI offer.
SFEDI Centres of Excellence also have lifetime approval to deliver all current SFEDI Awards qualifications.
SFEDI Awards Recognised Centre
If you are looking to offer qualifications which are not based on QCF regulations and requirements, the following fast track application will allow you to become a SFEDI Awards Recognised Centre.
As a Recognised Centre you will be able to offer a range of specific qualifications already on offer from SFEDI Awards. As a Recognised Centre you can also work with SFEDI Awards to recognise enterprise and/or business support programmes you may already be delivering.
Recognised Centre status will allow you to offer any qualification from our range of non QCF qualifications.