ASIQUAL Validated Programmes

ASIQUAL Validation is designed to provide an endorsement for many specialised and independent courses, and provides external recognition and certification of students’ achievements.

Validation recognises the specialised courses developed by centres in order to meet the specific needs of students, employers and educators.   This is also useful for companies who choose to develop their own specialised training programmes, which meet the needs of their business and provide the targeted industry skills needed for employee progression. Through ASIQUAL Validated Awards certification, students and employees can gain formal recognition of the new skills, knowledge and competence they have gained.

ASIQUAL Validation involves a thorough review of the course content, delivery systems, and quality assurance arrangements. The course is then benchmarked against the FHEQ and EQF qualification systems and assigned a benchmarked level and credit value, where applicable, to provide students with information about the level of difficulty and size of their course of study.

Validation of your courses allows you to demonstrate the quality of your programmes to third parties. ASIQUAL will also conduct on-going external sampling of these awards, providing you with a second level of quality assurance.

ASIQUAL Validated awards are written and owned by the developing organisation, not ASIQUAL, so although we won’t advertise these awards, we are happy for centres to market them by referring to ASIQUAL Validation.

Our validation package offers:

  • certification of learners’ achievement (these awards can be double badged with an institution’s own logo)
  • independent audit and external quality assurance,
  • guidance to enhance programme design and delivery
  • a simple approval process that recognises training content and materials
  • certification as an ASIQUAL Validated Awards Centre
  • signposting to national occupational standards
  • opportunities to improve recruitment, increase retention and motivate learners
  • a professional method of achieving a competitive advantage.


Please Note: these programmes will be certified through ASIQUAL as non-regulated courses. These courses remain the property of the institution.

Students Please Note: ASIQUAL advises students wishing to use ASIQUAL Validated Awards for progression to other areas of study or the workplace, to check the acceptability of these awards with the institution or employer prior to study.