“Approving Excellent Programmes”
What is it? The Badge of Excellence is Open Awards’ quality assurance mark that recognises excellent training, development and learning provision and meaningful outcomes. It has been designed for programmes that would not be enhanced by the delivery of regulated qualifications or quality endorsed units
There are excellent pieces of work being completed across the public, private and third sectors that are achieving impressive outcomes for young people and adults that are not easily aligned to a qualification but still deserve to be nationally recognised as an achievement and outcome for the learner.
In line with Open Awards mission to change lives through learning, the Badge of Excellence is a quality mark The Badge of Excellence quality assures the training and learning activities rather than accrediting the learners themselves.
What can it be applied to?
The Badge of Excellence can be applied to a broad range of activities, including:
- Face-to-face training
- Group activities
- Community projects
- Distance learning
- Work placements
- Continued professional development
What is the criteria you will be looking for?
For a more detailed breakdown of this criteria, please click here
What is the process?
The process is simple:
- Application – Simple application form giving evidence of session plans, meaningful outcomes and quality assurance.
- Quality Checks – Open Awards complete quality checks on evidence submitted and provide development support
- Programme Approval – Programme is approved as meeting Open Awards Standards of Excellence for delivery and outcomes.
- Certification – Upon completion, learners will have their attendance formally certificated.
Already a centre? Just complete the Programme Approval Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org