Prospect Centre for Accreditation
Supporting Achievement – designing learning
Prospect Qualifications are based upon National Occupational Standards and other related standards like the Nolan Standards for Public Life. Our Design and Development process is outlined here. We have a range of current qualifications and several more in development.
More information about Prospect Qualifications is available here, together with how to secure approval to offer them and the criteria we use to develop, award and evaluate them based on government criteria.
Prospect Customised Awards is an accreditation service. The design of the Award, which can be any size, looks at your learning and development needs as a centre. What it is you want to achieve with your learning. We encourage all centres to base their Customised Award upon external National Standards or Assessment Criteria but this isn’t a requirement.
The main criteria for Customised Awards are, what you want to teach and how you want to assess it? Our job is to help you design it. We can also assist in its teaching, assessment and support if you wish. You teach and assess it and subject to successful External Quality Assurance (EQA), we Accredit your Learners achievement.
More information about Prospect Customised Awards is available here, together with how to secure approval to offer them and the criteria we use to develop, award and evaluate them.
Prospect Endorsed Programme is an accreditation service that we offer, based upon your specific training and development needs. The Endorsed Programme is for centres that require external accreditation but do not require formal or summative/terminal assessment for their learners
The main criteria for an Endorsed Programme are that you know what you want to teach, and understand what you want your learners to achieve. There is no requirement for Formal Assessment. You informally assess your learner’s achievement, and we recognise their attendance and the quality of your provision with certification.
Our job is to help you design it. You teach and informally assess your students and subject to our External Quality Assurance (EQA) arrangements for Endorsed Programmes we issue recognition of their learning programme.
More information about Prospect Endorsed Programme is available here, together with how to secure approval to offer them and the criteria we use to develop, award and evaluate them based on government criteria.
Centre Approval for Qualifications, Customised Awards and Endorsed Programmes is conducted via PLAZA our on-line Centre Management Service. More information about Centre approval can be accessed here. If you wish to become a Prospect Awards Approved Centre please contact us via our HelpDesk here. Looking forward to meeting you.
You will need certain policies and procedures in place to ensure the Quality of the Learning and Assessment you provide. We help with that! You can use the Policies we provide here, download them and customise them for yourselves or you can create your own, or if you, for example, are already an approved centre with another awarding body, you might wish to use those if they fit the requirements.
How we do Our Thing!
Prospect Awards is an Approved Centre for Institute of Leadership and Management Qualifications and programmes. These sought after qualifications are a brilliant support to our work on Community, Governance and Learning. Visit it our ILM Page here.