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Quality Endorsement from a National Awarding Organisation

Quality Endorsement Licence (QEL)

 
What is it?
 
The Open College Network West Midlands Quality Endorsement Licence (QEL) provides a highly valued ‘quality mark’ and external endorsement of an organisations own internal training and development programmes.  The QEL has been designed to meet the needs of Employers and Providers offering internal and bespoke training courses that fall outside of the regulated qualification market.  It provides a highly flexible approach allowing freedom for you to develop courses that meet the needs of your customers or employees.
 
Benefits to your organisation
  • National recognition for your training programmes
  • Dual badge certificates with your company logo
  • You will own your course content
  • Enhance your own brand by alligning with a national Awarding Organisation
  • Flexibility to tailor bespoke programmes to fit your business needs
  • Add additional courses to your portfolio at no extra cost
  • Organisational review to ensure robust policies and procedures.
How does it work?
 
QEL is available to organisations that want;
  • Recognition for their high quality internal training programmes
  • To transfer their current non-regulated provision from another Awarding Organisation’s Scheme
Open College Network West Midlands will review your organisation against the requirements of the Standards within the QEL, which comprises the following elements:
 
Standard 1 – Leadership and Management
Standard 2 – Quality of Resources
Standard 3 – Quality Assurance
Standard 4 – Learner Support
Standard 5 – Legislation
Standard 6 – Quality of Courses and Assessment
 
QEL providers
  • Operate with integrity
  • Maintain high standards of delivery
  • Continually monitor and improve their practice
  • Work in partnership with Open College Network West Midlands
Through this scheme, we support organisations by recognising good practice of the existing internal training and skills programmes being provided.  For example, a bespoke Induction Programme, specific short courses or longer ongoing training programmes that do not lead to  nationally recognised accreditation or qualifications.   Whether you are setting up new training programmes or have well established programmes our QEL provides an excellent standard to ensure you have robust policies and quality systems in place.
 
What does it cost?
 
Open College Network West Midlands has a simple and transparent pricing model that provides flexibility for all types and sizes of organisations, irrespective of the number of courses offered or the number of learners training is delivered to.   With our straightforward approach to pricing organisations have flexibility to respond to local, national and customer needs.
 
Our QEL is available for both national and international provision to organisations based in the UK or internationally.
 
UK QEL Prices
  • QEL Approval Fee - £500  (This is a one-off non refundable fee.  This amount will be deducted from the first year Licence Fee)
  • Annual Licence Fee - £1,500 
  • QEL Registration/Certification - £2 per learner
Package deals for QEL Licence Fee for existing Open College Network Recognised Centres
  • Annual Licence Fee - £1,000 for Centres paying £600 annual Centre Recognition fees
  • Annual Licence Fee - £1,200 for Centres paying £300 annual Centre Recognition fees
International QEL Prices
  • QEL Approval Fee - £500 (This is a one-off non refundable fee.  This amount will be deducted from the first year Licence Fee)
  • Annual Licence Fee - £2,000
  • QEL Registration/Certification - £15 per learner
Further Information?
 
Please view or download our QEL brochure from the downloads section of this page or for a full copy of the Standard, Guidance and Approval Form or for more information, please contact our Quality Team on  01902 624 239 or e-mail your interest/enquiry to enquiries@opencollnet.org.uk
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