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ACCREDITATION

 

These notes are intended to answer many of the questions which students frequently ask about the accreditation of their course but please contact us if you would like clarification of any points. UK Distance Learning College is registered with UK Register of Learning Providers our reference number is: 10024020

Accreditation for your course will be provided through the UK Distance Learning College which is a licenced centre for the awarding bodies listed below.  Once you have enrolled on your course we will ensure that you are registered with the appropriate awarding body and that your accreditation and certification is undertaken in accordance with awarding body regulations.

All of the awards and qualifications for which the UK Distance Learning College is a licenced centre are accredited according to the levels defined by The National  Qualifications Framework which is the educational framework endorsed by the three UK regulatory authorities (QCA, ACCAC & CCEA) and it defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications. The NQF defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications.

All of the awarding bodies with whom the UK Distance Learning College work are recognised by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

ABC Awards

ABC Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework

ABC Customised Provision – designed and delivered by ABC licenced centres and accredited & certificated by ABC. Learning outcomes are accredited by ABC at a level equivalent to the UK national levels described below.

IAB

IAB Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework

EDI / GOAL

GOAL Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework

OCN

OCN Awards – centre devised awards from the Open College Network, a recognised UK awarding body.

OCNNWR provides validated courses through its provider organisations which must meet robust quality assurance standards. The course is provided by Study House which is a recognised centre for courses validated by OCNNWR.

NCFE

NCFE Qualifications listed on the UK national Qualifications Framework.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

The UK Distance Learning College is proud to be able to provide NCFE accredited awards for many of our distance learning courses, in conjunction with Stonebridge Associated Colleges, a fully licensed NCFE centre. NCFE awards are well known and widely accepted by employers and education providers. This is why The UK Distance Learning College supply such an award. All NCFE course materials and tuition are supplied by Stonebridge Associated Colleges. All students studying for the above qualifications will be registered with them for the duration of their course:

NCFE National Awards - programmes designed, quality-assured and certificated by ASET with learning outcomes accredited by ASET at a level equivalent to the UK national levels described below

NCFE Awards: designed and delivered by NCFE licensed centres and accredited & certificated by NCFE. Learning outcomes are accredited by NCFE at a level equivalent to the UK national levels described below. Students who complete an NCFE award will receive a nationally recognised certificate.

All of the awards and qualifications for which Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a licensed centre are accredited according to the levels defined by The National Qualifications Framework which is the educational framework endorsed by the three UK regulatory authorities (QCA, ACCAC & CCEA) and it defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications. The NQF defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications.

Level 1 - NCFE

Qualifications and awards recognise the ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject area of work or study, and to perform varied tasks with some guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or a subject area and is appropriate for many job roles.

Level 2 - NCFE

Qualifications and awards recognise the ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject area of work or study, and to perform varied tasks with some guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or a subject area and is appropriate for many job roles.

Level 3 - NCFE

Qualifications and awards recognise the ability to gain, and where relevant apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Learning at this level involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, people working independently, or in some areas supervising and training others in their field of work. ~

Level 4 - NCFE

Qualifications and awards recognise the ability to gain, and where relevant apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Learning at this level involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, people working independently, or in some areas supervising and training others in their field of work
 


Institute of Certified Bookkeepers


In partnership with UKOC

I.C.B qualifications are accredited in England by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority ( QCA ) and the regulatory authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland. These qualifications are internationally recognised and are fully accredited. The biggest bookkeeping institute in the world boasts Prince Michael of Kent as its patron and has in excess of 250,000 qualified members across the world. They are the only bookkeeping institute who issue practising certificates to their qualified members allowing those who wish to become independent bookkeepers gain vital liability insurance. All students registered for an ICB course will be registered with the UK Distance Learning College in association with UK Open College who are fully accredited to provide such qualifications.

ICB Level 1: The first certificate issued at entry level

ICB Level 2: The second of the certificates issued at intermediate level

ICB Level 3: Final Diploma issued at advanced level.

For those students looking to work on a self-employed basis you are required to complete at least level 2. This will give you the opportunity of producing financial records for sole traders (one man bands). You can legally use the letters A.I.C.B after your name upon successful completion of this level confirming your association with the I.C.B.

To offer your services to Limited companies and Partnerships you will need to qualify to Diploma Level 3. You can legally use the letters M.I.C.B after your name upon successful completion of this level confirming full membership of the I.C.B.
 

Sage Certification

These qualifications are issued to students completing online Sage examination. This is the only way to become officially Sage certified. A fully recognised qualification which is issued by Sage themselves. Perfect for advertised Sage vacancies. Sage qualification does not qualify you as a bookkeeper. You are strongly recommended to study manually before undertaking Sage training.
 


Sage Payroll Certification

These qualifications are issued to students completing online Sage examination. This is the only way to become officially Sage certified. A fully recognised qualification, which is issued by Sage themselves. Perfect for advertised sage vacancies .


UKDLC Certificates and Diplomas

These are independent UK Distance Learning College qualifications issued purely as proof of courses completed through continual assessment. These are not to be confused with recognised qualifications issued by any of the above-mentioned bodies. Certificates are issued to students completing at Levels one and two.