Regulated Qualifications

What is Ofqual?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, is the government department that regulates qualifications, and exams such as GCSEs and A levels in England, they are often referred to as the exams ‘watchdog’. If a course is Ofqual regulated, it has been reviewed, recognised, and approved by the government.

What is a Level 4 qualification?

Credits gained at Level 4 contribute towards a first-year university degree. The number of credits at Level 4 depends on the course content. A list of universities that accept Level 4 Qualifi courses can be found on their website.

Who are Qualifi?

Qualifi are recognised by Ofqual as an Awarding Organisation. To become an approved centre for Qualifi, their trainers and educators must be experienced and have regulated qualifications in their specialist field. They must also be qualified assessors, and quality assurers.

How are Qualifi courses delivered and assessed?

Level 4 Qualifi courses are delivered using a combination of self-supported study, online tutorials, e-learning and hands-on practical training. Assessments take the form of assignments, short-answer questions, oral questioning, observational training checklists and case studies.

If the course is online, will I get help?

We will support your work with ongoing reviews and feedback. All assessments are externally set by Qualifi, then marked and quality assured by Liberty Aesthetics Academy. We provide all your resources for education and training. Experienced practitioners may be able to use RPL to contribute to their courses.

What is Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)?

Practitioners who have accumulated their expertise and knowledge over the years, may be able to use their experience and existing qualifications to contribute to Ofqual regulated courses. Assessment using RPL considers whether learners can demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for a unit through the knowledge and skills they already possess, and so do not need to develop through a course of learning.

Will Ofqual regulated courses be accepted for licensing requirements?

Yes. They are the gold standard qualification and mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for vocational training.