Awarding Organisation Status

City College Norwich was the first FE College in the country to gain Awarding Organisation status. As well as devising qualifications in consultation with employers, sector skills councils and professional bodies we can also accredit high quality training provided by employers to give them nationally regulated qualifications.
This means that when we make the claim that we are responsive to the needs of employers and can produce tailor-made solutions - we can.
Organisations wishing to develop or accredit their own qualification will receive support from us as we work together. Employees will get nationally regulated qualifications; employers will get a more motivated, better trained, more productive workforce and working together we can address regional and national skills gaps. Our qualifications use the rules of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which is regulated in England and Northern Ireland by Ofqual. The QCF provides a flexible route to the creation of customised awards which have a nationally regulated status.