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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all


To view our complete menu guide of all our qualifications by sector please click here.

Open College Network West Midlands is an Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation. We are authorised to develop and award nationally recognised Open College Network West Midlands qualifications.

For more information on our funded qualifications please see our Funding page.

In addition, Open College Network West Midlands offers Customised Accreditation units, working with Centres to develop bespoke units of assessment to meet the needs of their learners.

For information about Open College Network West Midlands qualifications follow the link on the left to ‘All Qualifications’. 

For details about our Customised Accreditation provision, please contact us via email or telephone.

Open College Network West Midlands is also licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to award Access to Higher Education Diplomas. For information about our Access to HE provision please see the ‘Access to HE’ section of our website or click here.

We regularly feature new or popular qualifications in this section.
  • Do your learners need extend their vocational skills? 
  • Do they need to know how to get the most out of their learning?
  • Do they wish to progress within the catering industry?
Catering Suite:
The Level 1 qualifications offer learners the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills to carry out basic cooking skills in the kitchen. Learners will practice safely and hygienically in a catering environment. Learners can build on the Level 1 qualfications by progressing to the Level 2 qualifications to further develop practical kitchen and cookery skills. 
Food Hygiene:
These specific qualifications support learners to acheive a qualfication in Food Hygiene without the need for an online test. Learners produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their practical skills in Food Hygiene.
Free Resources - Workbooks are available for centres to use.
Take advantage of the ESFA 16 -19 funding for these qualifications!
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