To apply for SFEDI Awards approval simply complete and submit the online form below.
If you wish to apply for IOEE Academy approval and offer IOEE recognised programmes as well as IOEE professional qualifications please complete the application form found here
For international enquiries please speak with a member of the SFEDI Awards team who will be happy to discuss the variety of options available.
You are able to save the form as you go along and generate a weblink that will allow you to return within 30 days to complete the remainder.
Before completing, please read the guidance below to ensure you have all of the relevant information to hand whilst making your submission.
A Guide to the Approval Application Process
If your organisation is VAT exempt you will be required to download and sign the following VAT Exemption Declaration and upload it within the relevant section.
VAT Exemption Declaration
Please note that your information is saved on our server as you enter it.
To make an application to become an IOEE Academy and offer IOEE recognised programmes and well as IOEE professional qualifications please complete the application form found here
For access to the Registr8 system to be provided, the staff member and the main point of contact at the centre is required to sign and return the Registr8 User Declaration available here
Organisations have appropriate operating procedures to ensure they are effective and sustainable and provide their products/services whilst being able to respond to market needs and changes.
Example of positive indicators:
a) has a business plan, appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation, to aid sustainability and growth and its ability to identify and respond to changes in the marketplace
b) identifies, establishes and manages links, as appropriate, with other organisations, partnerships and networks to enhance their products/services
c) has a marketing strategy, appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation, to promote its products or services in an accessible manner to all identified target groups or individuals
d) understands and complies with all existing and future legal requirements that may impact on the delivery of its products/services, eg. H&S, data protection, safety and welfare, equal opportunities
e) has clear managerial and staffing structures, appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation, and lines of communication between all levels of management and full, part-time and associate staff
f) has documented, implemented and continually reviewed policies and procedures with regards to risk identification and management and self assessment and continuous improvement
g) links staff performance within their role to the aims and objectives of the organisation and requirements of the products/services it provides and reviews this in a method appropriate to the size and scale of the organisation
h) supports staff members to design and implement innovative and creative improvements to products/services
i) has sufficient resources and facilities, appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation, to meet the demands of its planned delivery model and uses them effectively to aid the delivery of the product/service
Organisations have appropriate assessment and quality assurance arrangements in place to maintain the integrity of the delivery of programmes of learning
a) clearly sets out the behaviours, knowledge, skills and qualifications required by staff members and has strategies in place to develop these where not already possessed
b) supports staff members to undertake continuous professional development and provides both time and opportunities to help with this
c) provides assessment and quality assurance staff with sufficient time, resources and authority to perform their duties in a manner appropriate to ensure the integrity of the delivery of programmes of learning or qualifications
d) has documented, implemented and continually reviewed policies and procedures with regards to:
standardisation of assessment and quality assurance activities
receipt and secure storage of assessment materials, coursework and other learner work as well as learner certificates
timely registration and certification of learners
conflicts of interest
maladministration and malpractice
event notification, ie. notification of unforeseen events that may have caused or have the potential to cause an adverse effect in the delivery or integrity of programmes of learning or qualifications
sampling strategies to aid continued quality assurance of programmes of learning or qualifications
e) has arrangements in place to encourage the use of a range of assessment methods to aid the delivery of programmes of learning or qualifications and identify the individual needs and assessment requirements of learners and meet them where possible
f) has arrangements in place to provide learners with information about their rights and responsibilities throughout the learning experience, eg. course description, assessment and quality assurance requirements, appeals and complaints, whistleblowing, reasonable adjustments and special considerations, information about the Awarding Organisation and Regulator, if applicable and potential progression routes
g) has arrangements in place to address learning, medical and physical needs of learners who access its products/services
Please use the following upload fields to supply supporting evidence for why you feel you have met the requirements above
If your organisation is eligible to claim VAT exemption please sign and upload a copy of the declaration found here