Awarding Bodies

At EDAS we work with a number of awarding bodies and partnerships to ensure that our courses are of the highest quality and provide you with the skills and accredited certification you need to succeed in your chosen area of study.

We have partnered with the following organisations to bring you the best value from your course and additional benefits whilst studying and upon completion of your course.


ascentis.PNGAscentis is both a Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) approved national Awarding Organisation and a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) licensed Authorised Validating Agency creating cutting edge qualifications for Access to Higher Education.

Ascentis was established in 1975 as a partnership scheme between Universities and Colleges of further education. It was the very first “Open College” and its initial aim was to provide innovative Access to Higher Education Qualifications for adult learners. Membership has increased significantly over the years and the portfolio of qualifications has expanded to include a wide range of curriculum areas.

Ascentis is recognised by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency as an accredited awarding organisation. Courses have been developed by Ascentis alongside industry leaders in specific fields ensuring the quality and accuracy of its qualifications.

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

New-ILM-logo-jpeg-300x290.jpgThe Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their leadership skills for personal and economic growth. ILM do this by designing qualifications that develop, assess and accredit leaders with the right blend of skills.

Investing in your professional development sets you apart, demonstrating drive and dedication to your career. Earning an ILM qualification is a great commitment to make and highly sought after by employers, due to the focus on providing real value for real people.  Many qualifications are far removed from the real world of work to have any real impact on your career. ILM qualifications are different, as they focus on practical skills which can be implemented in the workplace and can instantly improve your prospects for a management position.

The ILM qualifications that EDAS delivers have been government approved and are recognised as high quality certifications.

CPD-Logo-2018-PNG-300x298.pngThe CPD Standards Office (CPDSO)

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones that will allow an employee’s job role to expand or prepare them for potential promotion.

CPD obligations are present in most professions. Most companies and organisations now prioritise them because they ensure a constantly developing workforce.

Structured CPD gives employees a clear path to success within their current role and progression to future ones. Employees in regulated industries (e.g. healthcare, accountancy, legal work) can lose their license to operate if they don’t maintain their CPD.

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

RSPH_logo.jpgThe Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent health education charity and the world’s oldest public health body. Our vision is that every community, workplace and individual should have the opportunity to optimise their own health and wellbeing.

They offers more than 70 Qualifications at 700+ Training Centres across the UK. Their Qualifications are stringently regulated by OFQUAL/CEAA and Qualifications Wales to ensure the highest quality, to enhance career prospects. 



Education & Skills Funding Agency

logo-ESFA.pngThe ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

The ESFA is accountable for £63 billion of funding for the education and training sector, providing assurance that public funds are properly spent, achieves value for money for the tax payer and delivers the policies and priorities set by the Secretary of State

They regulate academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds

They deliver major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service.

ESF_Logo.pngEuropean Social Fund

The ESF invests in people, with a focus on improving employment and education opportunities across the European Union. It also aims to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people at risk of poverty.

The ESF investments cover all EU regions. More than €80 billion was earmarked for human capital investment in Member States between 2014 and 2020, with an extra of at least €3.2 billion allocated to the Youth Employment Initiative.

Skills & Learning ACE

Skills__Learning_logo_colour.pngSkills & Learning ACE are committed to improving the skills of individuals, their community and their businesses. Their staff aim to provide the very best possible learning experience. They currently support thousands of learners each year to enhance their skills, employment prospects and well-being.

As a customer-focused organisation, Skills & Learning works with local communities, partner organisations and employers to provide opportunities to change people’s lives for the better through learning. They are constantly introducing new programmes with courses developed to meet student's needs.

At EDAS we are delighted to work with their support within our Education & Training services. 

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