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.
Originally set up to act as an NVQ centre for the Fire & Rescue Service, QA Associates now operates across many diverse sectors including Aviation, Financial Services, Children & Young Persons and Health & Social Care.
We are now the largest assessment centre in the UK delivering BTECs in Investigative Practice, and count the UK Government and some of the country’s leading blue chip companies amongst our clients.
In 2017, following support from the Department of Trade & Industry, we developed a unit to mark ‘mock’ examination papers for schools and academies. This unit has grown year-on-year (in the current academic year Sept. 2019 to March 2020 we have marked over 8000 papers!) and is now the fastest growing area of activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A past President of Rotary, past Seniors Golf Captain at Breadsall Priory, his other main interest is as an ardent follower of Nottingham Forest Football Club.
Joanne joined QA Associates in 2009 following a number of successful managerial appointments within the retail and banking sectors and brings with her considerable experience of finance and customer-relations.
Joanne enjoys walking and is an avid keep fit fanatic, attending all sorts of weekly exercise classes at the gym. Spending time with her daughter and looking after her dog, Harvey, takes up most of Joannes spare time. Travelling to different locations around the world is her passion.
Denise enjoyed a long career working as an Executive Secretary for a number of blue-chip companies. After obtaining a Certificate in Personal Practice, Denise then went on to work in Human Resources for the Police Service.
In October 2014 Denise joined QA Associates in order to oversee the company’s apprenticeships programme. She now fulfils the role of Assessment and Examinations Manager – primarily helping Schools, Academies and Colleges with the assessment of mock examinations. Denise also acts as Relationship Manager for one of our key clients, CIPFA.
Denise’s passions in life are travelling, gastronomy and sport. Her favourite destinations are Cape Town and the Greek Islands. She is also an avid fan of Derbyshire’s football and cricket teams, ‘The Rams’ and ‘The Falcons’.
Elenore holds an H.N.D. in Business Studies and a Post-Graduate from Nottingham Trent University in Management Studies. Elenore has had a varied working career, as well as working within the Banking Sector and Local Government, she spent 14 years within Derbyshire Police Service as Support Manager.
Elenore has recently joined the team as our new Examination Administrator in order to oversee our new range of qualifications.
Elenore is a keen traveller, and enjoys Field Archery.
We are always looking for qualified and experienced subject specialists, assessors, markers and verifiers that can help us continue to grow and provide our clients with the best possible service.
If you are interested in working with QA Associates, please get in touch.
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.