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The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.


In 1836 the Royal Charter gave the University of London limited powers to conduct exams and confer degrees on its students, and thus Pearson was born. Ever since they have continued to set excellent standards for education and qualifications and are now the UK’s largest awarding body, under the name Pearson. They have developed a reputation for high standards and providing world-class qualifications.


ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) is an awarding body in the UK that provides learners the qualifications in a wide range of fields such as administration management, health and social care, computing , business and tourism. The qualification offers a progression route for learners to demonstrate your learning and be recognised for the value of your qualification. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual and is recognised across 35 countries. It is a qualification that is becoming popular due to the progression pathway and top up degree programmes learners are provided when entering UK and International Universities.


CACHE have been investing in high quality certifications for the care and education industry since 1945, and have become the UK’s leading sector specialists in this area. CACHE qualifications are developed by experts, and have enabled millions of learners to raise the professional standards within the care and education industry. As a result of these efforts, CACHE have gained a well-deserved reputation for excellence and leadership. By gaining a CACHE accredited qualification with Global Edulink you will demonstrate a high level of skill, and will be able to gain employment within care and education.


The Northern Council for Further Education NCFE is a national awarding body, which has been up and running for over 150 years, so they really know their stuff! Obviously, they have a large product catalogue, which includes Global Edulink, and we are very pleased to be part of it. NCFE is passionate about education, and they contribute to the success of millions of learners every year.NCFE is regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.


The Chartered Management Institute offers Managers a CMI qualification that is recognized throughout Europe. Achieve awards, certificates and diplomas and boost career earnings. As the only chartered body, CMI is committed to raising the standard of management and leadership. It is an accredited qualification that Global Edulink is proud to be associated with. The Institute provides the tools, knowledge and guidance that can make for a successful career. It is also the only Institute that offers Chartered Manager status. It is what makes the organization stand out from other academic institutes.

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