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What is Bespoke Accreditation?

One Awards Bespoke Accreditation is aimed at providing additionality to your training programmes or, to provide accredited solutions if you can't find a regulated qualification that specifically meets the needs of your learners, customers or employers

Examples of where Bespoke Accreditation is used:

  • Supporting Local Initiatives and flexibilities such as the current Kickstart Scheme
  • Employer led staff training and CPD
  • Community and Family Learning
  • Additionality to Study Programmes, Traineeships and Supported Internships

For example, we are working with our centres to develop bespoke solutions to meet the requirements for 20% ‘off-the-job activities for Apprentices.

One Awards offers you the opportunity to accredit the tailor-made courses which you have developed to meet the specific needs of your customers and/or learners. This provides you with a truly bespoke, accredited course.

These are credit-based units of assessment which we develop with you and approve for your use. We work with you to write appropriate Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria1 or Performance Criteria2 (the unit), based on the content of your course.

Each unit is benchmarked to a level (Entry to Level 4 in England and Level 1 to Level 7 in Scotland) and assigned a One Awards credit value 1 or credit point 2 – this is the time taken by learners, on average, to meet the requirements of the learning outcomes of the unit.

One Awards’ Accredited units are written and quality assured to be comparable with the national standards for credit-based units of assessment.

One Awards Bespoke Accreditation Information Leaflet

Benefits of One Awards Accredited Units:

  • they are tailor-made to your requirements.
  • they meet national standards for credit-based units of assessment.
  • they are approved and quality assured by One Awards.
  • your learners receive a certificate for their achievements.
  1. This is a term used on English units.
  2. This is a term used on Scottish units.
  3. One Awards Accredited units will not be included on any regulatory framework and development is at the discretion of One Awards.

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