Centres can apply for OPITO Approval following the process below to conduct training / assessment in line with the OPITO Global Qualifications. The Approval procedure and ongoing activity is a robust process and ensures that assessment is quality assured with competence based, consistent outcomes.
Each new Applicant will be directed to the Pre-Approval workshop video and will then be invited to attend a workshop facilitated by OPITO. This workshop is provided free of charge and covers the OPITO Approval Process and how to meet the requirements of the Product specification(s).
Desktop Submission and Review
The Desktop Submission includes the main sections of Management Systems, Equipment & Facilities, Staff Resources, Training and Assessment and Health and Safety to support the OPITO Global Qualification(s) applied for.
Initial Site Visit
After the Desktop Review, an Initial Site Visit is carried out. This includes observation(s) of Training and/or Assessment being delivered against the relevant OPITO Global Qualification(s) and the OPITO Approval Criteria. For remote visits, aspects of training and/or assessment delivery will be submitted via video footage.
Following successful participation in the Approval Process, the Centre is awarded individual approval for the specified Global Qualifications. Centres can then enrol learners on to Global Qualification Programmes and request certification of successful learners.
Ongoing Quality Assurance
Once Initial Approval has been awarded and the company has been recognised as an OPITO Approved Centre, OPITO will carry out ongoing quality assurance.