Awarding Body Information

Awarding Body Information

All Oxford Learning College courses have been designed and written to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements. In order for our courses to be awarded and endorsed by each of the Awarding Bodies, Oxford Learning College courses must pass robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.

Further to our courses being endorsed and awarded by well-known Awarding Bodies, we also have all our courses certified by The CPD Certification Service, which ensures that all courses offer students an opportunity to add to their Continuing Professional Development.

Quality Licence Scheme

At the end of a Professional Level 3 Diploma course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the  Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

More information on Quality Licence Scheme can be found through their website found here.

Accord and Accord International

Covering a wide range of subjects that accommodate many interests that focus more on professional qualifications. These qualifications are accredited by Accord and Accord International and, upon successful completion, you may be able to meet the entry requirements to progress to a further two years of study to complete a degree course at university, alternatively you can progress to a Level 5 Diploma course.

For students currently holding a Level 3 Diploma or A Level qualification, our  Level 4 Diploma courses represent an excellent progression route as they are equivalent to Certificates of Higher Education.

More information on Accord and Accord International may be found on their website :


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Awards for Training and Higher Education provides centres with a wide variety of qualifications including, but not limited to; administration management, business, tourism, law, computing and health and social care. They have made a name for ourselves with exceptional customer service, excellent quality standards and rewarding qualifications with progression routes to university degrees.

More information on athe can be found on their website here.

Pearson Edexcel

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Pearson Edexcel is one of the leading Awarding Bodies, known worldwide for helping people gain qualifications for nearly 20 years. Pearson Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, A levels and International GCSEs, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills. Qualifications awarded combine a progressive approach with international content, allowing learners to achieve their full potential in today’s global economy.

Further information on Pearson Edexcel can be found on their website here.