Compliance event

#RaisingStandards –

a real guide to quality assurance and your centre


With a significant increase in centres at the latter part of 2017, we have found ourselves with centres with a wide range of understandings around their responsibilities and regulated qualifications.

This varied knowledge and understanding leads to centres falling into sanctions; something that is costly to them and QNUK.

So, as educators we want to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of what it really means to offer regulated qualifications, and the responsibility you have when offering these.

We are therefore offering 6 one-day workshops around the UK. Each is within 100 miles of a centre* so not too far to travel. We will not be repeating these and therefore want to see as many centres on them as possible. We believe in empowering centres, this can only be done when centres want to gain a full awareness and not simply do “what my AO says”. If we have to make changes, or request evidence from you, we want you to know why. If we all understand the obligations we have; it is easier to work towards them.

The workshop content includes answers to the following questions:

  • Regulated qualifications, isn’t it just about printing posh certificates?
  • Is my business legal? Why does it matter?
  • The GDPR and me, what do I need to do?
  • What responsibilities do I have to learner’s
  • Can I hold back on a learner’s certificate?
  • Why won’t QNUK let me teach…..?
  • Can QNUK impose new charges on me or increase certificate fees overnight?
  • Paperwork – what does “good” look like?
  • Assessment decisions and being fit-for-purpose: Why is it workbooks won’t work?
  • Are guided learning hours mandatory?
  • If QNUK only spends 20% of its time on issuing certificates, what about the 80%?
  • What is mal-practice and am I at risk?
  • What is reasonable in reasonable adjustments?
  • Delivery equipment, what do I need?

Northern Ireland

Derry – 26th July 2018

The event costs just £35 pp, this includes lunch and refreshments.

  • 2 people £60
  • 3 people £80
  • Additional attendees £20 each.

All bookings must be made at the same time.

Due to the nature of this workshop, they are only open to those offering QNUK qualifications.


To raise your understanding of the External Quality assurance process attendees can then start the QNUK Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF).

UPDATE: Due to requests from centres, we have added the option to complete the QNUK Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) as an alternative, or in addition to the EQA qualification.


Active centres just £97 +VAT Per Qualification

Inactive centres just £200 +VAT Per Qualification

Want to go further with external quality assurance? Visit and find a centre who can work with you to achieve these qualifications


Frequently asked questions

I am already and IQA, do I need to attend?

We are encouraging everyone to attend. We regularly receive poor paperwork from centres where IQAs have failed to identify poor marking and are unaware of the full requirements of qualifications – so qualified doesn’t mean up to date.

I have attended the first aid assessor/IQA event, is this the same?

No, this session is a deep dive insight to WHY and not just HOW, we quality assure.

I am registered with QNUK but haven’t assessed and certificated candidates yet, am I entitled to the active centre discount?

We’re afraid not. Our discounts are always for those that work actively with us.

I already have direct claims status with QNUK/another AO, do I need to attend?

Based on experience we don’t always add wait to DCS achieved with others. however even for those with DCS we are running these sessions so that you have a greater awareness of regulated qualifications and the conditions of recognition from regulators and how they affect you. This information goes beyond achieving DCS.