Who We Are
Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual, QiW (Qualifications in Wales) and an Access Validating Agency approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We provide Ofqual regulated qualifications and units across a range of sectors, QAA Access to Higher Education Diplomas and also offer bespoke quality endorsed units and flexible learning solutions. We also support the delivery of traineeships and apprenticeships. Our qualifications and units are used across a range of education settings including Further Education, schools, sixth-form colleges, prisons, private training providers and third sector organisations.
To explore what we offer further, watch our short video below.
This is what we do, but it doesn’t explain why we do it.
At Open Awards, our learners’ aspirations are at the heart of what we do. As a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity, we are all passionate about our organisation’s mission to change lives through learning. This manifests in our flexibility and creativity when it comes to working with our centres and learners. We know our centres want to support their learners to achieve the very best outcomes and, as a small team, we pride ourselves on having the flexibility, knowledge and passion to react quickly and intelligently to individual learners’ and employers’ needs.
By reinvesting in our products and services and working closely with our centres and employers, we continually improve our systems and innovate our portfolio. This flexibility is underpinned by robust quality assurance systems for both our product development and delivery. This enables us to support our centres to deliver the highest quality learning experiences, which have clear routes into meaningful employment.