OUR SERVICES | 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.
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OUR SERVICES

CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATIONS

CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATIONS

Working in partnership with Pearson/Edexcel, we can design and develop bespoke BTEC qualifications to meet the needs of a specific range of learners and stakeholders.

We take the time to understand your particular requirements, then design a solution based around content that can be used to support your organisation’s specific training & development needs or to fill a skills-gap. The qualification is commissioned in partnership with the appropriate Awarding Organisation and can be delivered in a way that is flexible and relevant.

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The Pearson BTEC brand is developed in consultation with employers and higher education experts, and demonstrates the high standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for further study and employment.

Since 2010, QA Associates have developed over 20 BTEC customised qualifications – primarily but not exclusively, in the field of investigative practice. Although customised qualifications can be commissioned at any level, we specialise in the design of qualifications at the more Professional to Advanced Levels (Level 4 to Level 7).

Our designs our usually based on the provision of a minimum 30 hours of direct training where learner knowledge can be demonstrated through assessment or examination of specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Many of our qualifications can be delivered in flexible blocks of training that can lead to Awards and Certificates of 130 notional hours.

The administration of the course at the centre is to be commended.  Any paperwork required was easily and quickly accessed showing that a smooth and neat process is in place.  Communication was consistently maintained in preparing for the visit.  All materials for standards verification were made available online and easily accessible.

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CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMPANIES

A Customised Qualification attached to a company training programme can help to:

Develop existing staff by training & up-skilling them in areas of need, reducing the costs/burdens of hiring new staff;

Develop existing staff by training & up-skilling them in areas of need, reducing the costs/burdens of hiring new staff;

Increase the motivation and satisfaction of existing employees by offering them nationally accredited awards and credits;

Assist the company gain wider marketability through having a highly trained and qualified workforce;

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CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATIONS FOR TRAINING PROVIDERS

A Customised Qualification attached to a training programme you offer can help to:

Sell your training courses to a wider market as it offers an accredited qualification to the learner;

Provide a focus to the course through specified learning outcomes and a little bit more text here to make it 2 lines;

Demonstrate that learning took place through assessment and examination of learners;

Give confidence to customers that a quality product is being delivered through the accredited process.

THE BENEFITS OF USING QA ASSOCIATES TO DEVELOP A CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATION

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Our outsourced solution enables you to deliver the specialist training element whilst QA take care of the associated Awarding Organisation and Regulatory requirements surrounding centre management including the registration, quality assurance and certification processes avoiding the time and overhead costs associated with setting up and managing an ‘Accredited Assessment Centre’.

EMPLOYMENT OR INDUSTRY NEED

Customised qualifications may be suitable for learners whose needs cannot be met by any national framework. The qualifications can provide the specific knowledge, skills and understanding that underpin a particular sector in National Occupational Standards.

SIZE & SCALABILITY

Customised qualifications offer the opportunity of flexible training within real-world scenarios and contexts. They are structured in a way that allows certification of small or large blocks of learning to suit the capacity of your organisation and/or learners.

STANDARDISATION

Customised qualifications sit on the BTEC Self-Regulated Framework (SRF) and are subject to a robust quality management system. This ensures that appropriate resources are in place, and delivery is carried out to consistent & rigorous standards.

OUR CUSTOMISED QUALIFICATIONS

QA Associates have been developing customised qualifications for a wide range of clients and sectors since 2010. Our portfolio of programmes currently include: 

ADVOCACY

BTEC Level 5

COMPLAINTS HANDLING & INVESTIGATIONS

BTEC Level 5

EMPLOYMENT LAW & INVESTIGATION

BTEC Level 7

INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING

BTEC Level 7

INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE

BTEC Level 7

OPEN SOURCE INTERNET INVESTIGATIONS

BTEC Level 5

REGULATORY SKILLS IN THE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SECTOR

BTEC Level 6

STATEMENT WRITING, REPORT WRITING & GIVING EVIDENCE

BTEC Level 7

CASE FILE PREPARATION

BTEC Level 7

CYBER INVESTIGATIONS

BTEC Level 5

FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNERING

BTEC Level 7

INVESTIGATIVE LAW, EVIDENCE, PROCEDURE & BEST PRACTICE

BTEC Level 7

MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE

BTEC Level 5

REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS & DATA PROTECTION

BTEC Level 5

SCHOOL FINANCIAL & OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP

BTEC Level 7

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

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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