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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all

Becoming a Centre

Centre Recognition
Becoming an Open College Network Recognised Centre could not be easier; simply complete the Centre Recognition Application form and the Qualification Approval Form (QAF), and return the forms via e-mail to either your Business Development Manager or
The Centre Recognition application form itself is self-explanatory, whilst the Qualification Approval form (QAF) outlines the required evidence / documents you will need to submit, including your signed Centre Recognition Agreement.  
Should you have any questions or require any assistance with your application, then please do get in touch with our Business Development Team on 01902 624230
  • Please refer to our Centre Recognition Policy together with our Qualification Approval Policy and Process prior to completing your application. (These can be found on our policies and procedures page).
  • It is important that when you complete your application form that you have checked our documented policies and procedures to ensure your organisation can meet our requirements and that you understand how we are required to manage our approved centres as a national, regulated Awarding Organisation.
How we Support You
Once we have received your application you will be allocated a dedicated Business Development Manager who will provide both initial and on-going support.  Part of the approval process may include an initial Centre approval visit at your premises from a member of our Quality Team.  If required, we will be in touch to arrange this and all our Recognised Centres are allocated with an external Quality Advisor for ongoing quality assurance support.
Non-Visit Centre Recognition Approval Process
In some instances, we can offer a more streamlined approval process for established, low risk organisations that meet certain criteria. Under this process centres are not required to have an initial approval visit from us and Centre Recognition can usually be confirmed once we have received all the necessary documentation.
Once you’re Approved
You’re now ready to start delivering our qualifications or other provision agreed!
Recognised Centres are provided with a unique account with 24/7 login access to a secure online registration and certification system. This is a sophisticated and leading industry tool to provide you with a complete learner management system relating to our provision and the achievement of your learners. We also offer free training and ongoing support in the use of this system.  
To create your new courses, please refer to our Creating New Courses page.  Your Business Development Manager will guide you in this process and provide ongoing curriculum advice and support.
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