Qualifi was founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe.
We identified a growing demand for consistent and credible academic qualifications and awards as the economy became more competitive and global in nature – especially in many fast-paced industry sectors.
Qualifi works with sector skills councils, professional associations and employers to identify learning requirements and assess outcomes of programmes to achieve consistent and recognised professional and academic standards.
Qualifi is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Wales. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England and the Welsh Government in Wales. Each year Qualifi must assure the Regulators that we continue to meet the General Conditions of Recognition and that our approved centres meet the same exacting standards.
Ofqual regulates by setting rules that awarding organisations must meet when designing and awarding regulated qualifications particularly related to the validity, reliability and standards of the assessments it administers.
As an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation, Qualifi must meet Ofqual’s Recognition Criteria related to governance, integrity, resources and expertise. Our Ofqual reference number is RN5160.
Provision of unregulated qualifications outside the United Kingdom
Qualifi is a signatory to several commitments proposed by the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills to assure non-UK entities of high standards of quality and rigour. These commitments require that we:
Work within the relevant regulation and legislation to apply the same quality assurance principles and services as those applied to similar qualifications in England.
Manage the delivery of qualifications and services to assure accurate, appropriate and up-to-date information about our qualifications and services.
Manage risks and issues and take prompt and appropriate corrective action if needed.
Manage withdrawal of qualifications and services in a reasonable timeframe to protect the interests of the learners.