QA ASSOCIATES | QA Associates - Specialist Assessment, Verification & Accrediatation Services
QA Associates are experts in assessment, verification and accreditation. We provide a range of specialist services that support schools, academies and commercial organisations to achieve their learning & development goals.
Assessment, Marking, Verification, Quality Assurance, Accreditation, Training, BTEC, Qualifications, Examinations, Exam Paper Marking, Registration, Certification
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Established in 1997, QA Associates are experts in assessment, verification and accreditation. Through our range of specialist services,  we have helped hundreds of schools, academies and commercial organisations to achieve their learning and development goals.

Working in partnership with specialist training providers and awarding bodies, we support organisations in the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of their staff development programmes and qualifications. We ensure that the knowledge, skills and understanding that underpin a particular curriculum or employment/industry need are recognised.

QA have delivered a flexible and impeccable service during GCSE mock season. The marking has been quick, accurate and the reports have helped our departments to refine their teaching and provide our students with the feedback they need to move to the next level. The service has been without fault.


Our principle area of work is as an outsourced ‘Accredited Assessment Centre’ providing a range of specialist services that support the delivery of customised BTEC qualifications.

We design and develop bespoke customised qualifications that help organisations to empower and up-skill their workforce. Our model covers the complete assessment and accreditation life-cycle: we manage the registration of learners, the assessment of coursework, the quality assurance requirements and certification with the Awarding Organisation.

More recently, we have drawn upon our expertise in assessment & verification and expanded into the area of mock examination and assignment marking for schools and academies.

We have expert practitioners across a range of subjects and provide a fast, accurate and cost-effective service that helps to relieve the burden of marking and allow your teaching staff to focus on the curriculum.

To learn more about the range of services we can offer, please click on the links below or get in touch with a member of our team.

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Assessment & Accreditation

Approved by Pearson/Edexcel, we can deliver a number of ‘Accredited Assessment Centre’ management solutions associated with the delivery of workforce training programmes and qualifications.

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Exam Paper Marking

We provide a range of marking and assessment services for schools, academies and colleges. QA can support you with accurate and consistent mock marking across a variety of subjects and levels.

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Customised Qualifications

We can design & deliver customised qualifications to help ensure that your staff receive industry-specific training, and that their skills and abilities are formally recognised in a structured, practical and relevant way.


QA Associates have been delivering high quality, practical solutions to some of the UK’s largest public and private sector organisations for many years. Our clients are drawn from many sectors of industry including National Government, Local Authorities, Aviation, Financial Services, Children & Young Persons, IT and Health & Social Care.

Our open, collaborative approach has meant that we have been privileged to work with some of the biggest and brightest companies in the UK and together,  have been able to achieve exceptional outcomes.


In order to ensure that the differing needs of schools, academies and training organisations are understood and met, QA work with a number of experienced assessors, verifiers and subject matter experts across a range of educational and commercial sectors.

Overseeing all administrative processes and management of personnel, our small but dedicated team have many years of expertise in the provision of training and development across a range of sectors.

At QA Associates, we pride ourselves on taking the time to understand your specific situation and requirements so that we can provide our clients with a friendly, responsive professional service.

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Dennis Fretwell

Managing Director
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Joanne Waddoups

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Denise Bostock

Examinations Manager
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Elenore Cottrell

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QA Associates have built their reputation on taking the time to understand the specific requirements of our customers, and we pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions that are robust, flexible and cost-effective.

So whether you are looking at developing a bespoke qualification for your organisation, require an outsourced assessment & verification solution, or simply need independent marking of exam papers or assignments, QA Associates can help.

Please get in touch with a member of the team and find out how!

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