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Customised Qualifications

What are Customised Qualifications?

Customised qualifications are the perfect solution for your organisation if you have training needs that aren’t met by regulated qualifications.

Customised Qualifications are unregulated qualifications designed by your organisation and accredited by us – they just need to have measurable learning outcomes and assessment criteria!

Your organisation makes the judgement on achievement and you retain all ownership and intellectual property (IPR) of your qualification(s).

Why choose Customised Qualifications

Stamp of approval

Offering Customised Qualifications means you have accreditation from a leading Awarding Organisation, demonstrating the quality and rigour of your qualification(s).

Certification for your learners

We issue your certificates, which demonstrate the new skills, knowledge and competence your learners have achieved by training with you. The certificates  include your logo as well as ours, which helps show our confidence and approval of your qualification(s), helping you to re-enforce the quality of your training.

Support of specialists

Your organisation can utilise both the NCFE and CACHE brands, perfect for tailoring your products to certain markets and sectors. A dedicated External Quality Assurer will also visit you once a year, they’ll provide ongoing support as well as a report to demonstrate rigour and quality in helping your learners succeed.

Speedy service

We don’t want to leave you waiting around, so we do things as quickly as possible. This means your qualifications could be accredited within 15 working days once you’re an approved centre. We also recognise your learners’ achievements by issuing their certificates within 24 hours of you completing your claim.


For information on our Fees and Pricing please see our Fees Lists.

NCFE Fees Lists


Customised Qualification Writing Workshop

If you’re new to writing your own qualifications, NCFE can help. Our Customised Qualification Writing Workshops provide expert guidance to centres looking to write and structure their own Customised Qualifications.

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Get in touch to find out more

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 239 8000

Before you apply

Submit an enquiry form to us before applying if you're unsure about the validity of your customised qualification. 

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A guide to Customised Qualifications

The main aim of this guide is to help explain the application and accreditation process as well as how to register your learners.


Guidance for writing Customised Qualifications

The aim of these instructions is to help you develop new or revise existing Customised Qualifications and/or units through NCFE’s Accreditation & Employer Services.


Stipulations for advertising and promoting Customised Qualifications.

This is our guide for advertising Customised Qualifications.

Get Started

Step by Step Guide - If you are interested in working with us and want to know more about the process of becoming approved NCFE or CACHE centre

Approval CriteriaTo help you prepare for your centre approval visit from one of our experienced External Quality Assurers

User Guide - More about our Customised Qualifications

Writing Guide – Learn how to write your bespoke qualification using our handy guide

Submit an application – To submit your centre and course for review

Qualification Advertising – Our stipulations for advertising and promoting unregulated products

Already with us?

Portal User Guide – How to use our secure area for registering learners and claiming certificates

Guide to our External Quality Assurance Reports – Had a visit and unsure of the details, this handy guide will break it down for you

Sample Customised Qualifications Certificate – Want to see how your learner certificates will look?

Acorn Community – Innovative ideas? Feedback? Acorn is the place for ideas to grow