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Accreditations & Partners

Accreditations & Partners

Staffordshire University is a leading university for digital technologies, building on its proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses. The University offers world class healthcare education at specialist centres of excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury. In addition, the university has a global network of more than 20,000 people studying degrees internationally.

Staffordshire University enjoys a gold award in the 2019 Teaching Excellence Framework that recognises excellent standards of learning and teaching, with 78 percent of the research being world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

North Hertfordshire College is an occupationally focussed Further Education college with campuses in Stevenage and Hitchin. The college is part of Hart Learning Group, a charitable organisation with a mission to spark fascination, inspire and motivate people through learning. It supports over 10,000 learners and employs around 450 staff. The college delivers deliver full and part-time programmes to meet the current and future demands of the local economy across a range of sectors

New College Swindon offers a full range of courses and facilities. All students have the benefits of a personal tutor and a team of highly experienced professional teaching staff. The college is committed to providing each and every person with equal opportunities in education, career qualifications and training. The dedicated staff strives to help learners reach their full potential whilst preparing them for their ideal career path. The College offers a wide range of full time courses in the area with a mix of learning and training; preparing students both for employment and for university study.

MK College is a general further education and training college, serving the Borough of Milton Keynes. Its degree-level courses are validated by the Open University and the University of Bedfordshire. Since its inception in 1982 it is estimated that Milton Keynes College has taught over 200,000 students. In January 2019, the College won a government contract to provide education in the majority of the long-term prisons in the country.

East Sussex College is the largest further education college in East Sussex, providing education and training from foundation to degree level. The college educates almost half of the county’s young people and over 8,000 adults each year at campuses in Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Newhaven, and in the workplace.
East Sussex College is a principal provider of work based further education and apprenticeships in these areas.

ncfe. is an Awarding Organisation nationally recognised by the qualification regulators for each country of the United Kingdom. NCFE is responsible for the design, development and certification of qualifications and awards that are nationally recognised. The qualifications NCFE offer range from Entry Level up to Level 7 and include both vocational and academic courses.

City&Guilds is working with a recognised global leader who, specialises in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace, CECOS is able to offer qualifications and apprenticeships that are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

Disability Confident provides CECOS and other organisations guidance and resources about employing disabled people. By being part of Disability Confident CECOS plays a part in changing attitudes for the better. We are committed to changing behaviour and cultures in our own businesses, networks and communities.

Pearson is the world’s leading education company, providing educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to teachers and students of all ages. They are also a leading provider of electronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) is a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance also provide bespoke training for companies wishing to train their employees. HABC’s industry recognised qualifications are listed on the roster of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

THE ESFA delivers major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service. It brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults. It regulates academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds. ESFA

Matrix – Quality standard for information advice and guidance services is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged 13 or over) in England. It is a unique and internationally recognised quality framework that measures and assesses the delivery of Information, Advice and/or Guidance (IAG) services that supports people in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

Apprenticeship is a government programme. It lets you earn while you learn as you have a job with a real local employer from the day you start. The programme is a combination of practical, on the job training in the workplace, along with college-based learning. At the end of your Apprenticeship, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification, great experience and excellent career prospects.

Office of the independent adjudicator is an independent body set up to review student complaints. Free to students, the OIA deals with individual complaints against Higher Education Providers in England and Wales. CECOS’s membership allows students external recourse should they feel a complaint was not resolved to their satisfaction.