Gaining Approved Qualification Centre status for 2021/22

All Centres that deliver or intend to deliver SLQ qualifications are required to be approved on an annual basis. This is Stage 1 of 4 for delivering SLQ qualifications.

Through the Centre Approval process and in being given Approved Qualification Centre you will:

The Centre Approval requirement for 2021/22 will start from the 1st August 2021 and is a requirement of all Centres. 

The steps to Approved Qualification Centres status are:

  1. Register for a Centre Approval webinar (below)
  2. Attend the webinar you book: on to and complete the short survey and standards declaration in the follow up.
  3. If you are a new Centre, or if your Centre was not given Approved Qualification Centre status in 2020/21, you will be sent a link to complete a Centre Standards Declaration form.
  4. If required, you may be contact by the Quality Assurance Team to attend a short Centre Approval support meeting

Note: The Centre Course Manager is responsible for ensuring the Centre complete the Centre Approval effectively as soon as possible, but no later than 8 weeks after you first course start date.

Book onto a Centre Approval webinar

The first step is for the Centre Course Manager to book onto and attend a free Centre Approval webinar by clicking on one of the links below for the date that suits you. Additional dates will be added for October onwards, but please book on as soon as possible as webinars have a limited capacity.

Centres for Sports, Dance and Expedition Leadership

Date Time
Wednesday 12th January 9:30-10am
Wednesday 19th January 4-4:30pm

Centres for the STEM Leader programme

Date Time
Next date to be confirmed  

Once you have been given Approved Qualification Centre status, you will be prepared to complete the next three stages of the qualification delivery:

Stage 2 – Complete or refresh Mandatory Standardisation Training
Stage 3 – Deliver the qualification(s) to learners and evidence assessment
Stage 4 – Have your Quality Assurance Review and award certificates to your learners

For more information on the Centre Approval process, and all other aspects of qualification delivery, please refer to the Centre Standards Manual.