Open College Network West Midlands provide a range of products and services that offer a route into high quality learning and skills development that help to increase learners employability and confidence that fit with today’s industry needs.
We work in partnership with universities, colleges, employers, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders to develop Apprenticeships, Traineeships and regulated qualifications from a wide range of areas including employability and work preparation, building and construction, engineering, health and social care, environment and working in the outdoors, ICT and business, language and communications, lifelong learning, service industries, science and technology, the arts and offender learning.
Open College Network West Midlands qualifications range from Entry Level to Level 5 and also include vital skills for life, including independent living, as well as the skills that underpin the traineeship and apprenticeship frameworks such as Functional Skills.
Designed with the learner in mind, we offer over 250 vocational qualifications and we are constantly developing new qualifications for our partners and centres across the UK. To see our full qualifications offer please click here.
In addition to our extensive and ever developing qualification portfolio, we also offer;
Customised Accreditation is a bespoke offer to organisations who do not require a regulated qualification but do want to deliver training programmes to nationally recognised standards. We work with all types of organisations, small and large from across industry sectors, to develop a tailored Accreditation Framework to meet particular needs. Very often we accredit existing internal training programmes. For further details about our Customised Accreditation offer please click here.
We have partnered with leading industry specialists to develop an extensive range of E-learning online courses. These support flexible and affordable learning that are applicable in a wide range of sectors. For further details about our Online Courses please click here.
Quality Endorsement Licence
Our Quality Endorsement Licence (QEL) provides a highly valued ‘quality mark’ and external endorsement of an organisation’s own internal training and development programme. This is a highly flexible licence scheme that involves an annual audit and recognises the quality of the organisations leadership, management, development, resourcing and delivery of training and development. We provide a full registration and and certification service as part of the licence that recognises all learner/employee achievements. For full details about the QEL click here.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas (including Online Access to HE)
As an Access Validating Agency (AVA) Open College Network West Midlands is licenced by the Quality Assurance agency (QAA) to approve and certificate the Access to Higher Education Diploma. This is a national qualification which is accepted as a standard entry qualification by UK universities. We work in partnership with Access to Higher Education providers to offer and develop a wide range of Access to HE programmes, including nursing and health, teaching, social work, IT, engineering as well ad more general science, social science and humanities. For full details of our AVA activities and list of Access to HE Diplomas please click here.