Open Awards is a UK-based Awarding Body that is approved by Ofqual. They are also an Access Validating Agency approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). They provide Ofqual regulated qualifications and units across multiple subject areas, and through QAA; Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
They have a focus on ensuring the highest-quality learning experiences, which have clear routes into meaningful employment. This resonates with Oxbridge’s own vision and mission.
Their qualifications and units are used across a range of education scenarios, such as Higher Education, Further Education, schools, sixth-form colleges, prisons and private training providers.
They were previously known as Open College Network North West Region. A recent assessment from Warwick University indicated these awards were successful at widening participation.
One of the most popular course areas is Open Awards functional skills courses, which they are very well renowned for. You can read more about functional skills courses.
Also highly regarded is Access to HE courses, which enable learners to bypass some of the more traditional routes to University. This is particularly useful for people who may not currently have the grades or experience to gain entry into HE courses. This provides a convenient route into higher education and is very well suited to online learning.
Why choose Open Awards?
Oxbridge have chosen to partner with Open Awards because we share many of the same goals and visions, such as: ensuring our learners’ are at the heart of what we do and providing qualifications that count towards meaningful employment.
They are also a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity, they are passionate about their mission to change lives through learning.