Awarding bodies, what are they?
Awarding bodies are responsible for issuing qualifications, certificates, diplomas and awards. It formally recognises the learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences) of an learner, following an assessment and/or coursework and validation procedure. They are then responsible for issuing your official certification.
There are approximately 120 Awarding Bodies listed. Some specialise in specific subjects, others specialise in types of qualifications, awards and certificates such as A-levels, GCSEs and vocational competence or knowledge based units and qualifications.
The difficulty of courses ranges from Level 0 (entry level) right up to Level 8 (post doctoral). The majority of our distance learning courses are between level 2 and level 4.