Collaborative working

As an Awarding Organisation, it’s important that our qualifications are fit for purpose, providing people with the skills they need to succeed, and employers with a qualified, job ready workforce. We work collaboratively with a wide range of experts to ensure our qualifications and services meet the needs of industry, and help close workforce skills gaps.

We work collaboratively with the following organisations across all industry sectors:

  • Further Education Colleges
  • Training Providers
  • Schools
  • Higher Education Institutes
  • Employers
  • Professional and Trade Bodies

If you’d like to have the opportunity to influence content and be involved in our collaborative opportunities, there are two ways to get involved:

Shaping future qualifications.

By joining our us, you can help shape the future for learners.

Acorn Community

Acorn Community is a secure online platform that supports the creation of ideas and shapes the design of our qualifications, products and services. It can provide you with an efficient and effective way of communicating with other stakeholders on relevant topics.

Features and benefits

  • external platform with secure login
  • network with all stakeholder types, as listed above
  • chance to view, comment and submit ideas on a range of projects across multiple sectors
  • receive a certificate of contribution
  • current £50 incentive for valuable contribution
  • fulfil your corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • can contribute to your CPD

If you’d like to become a part of this exciting community, let us know by completing the form below or emailing us at [email protected]

Stakeholder Contact

Our stakeholder contacts feed into our qualification developments and can get involved in the following way:

  • feedback on a new qualification idea
  • endorse qualifications and promote your organisation through the use of your logo on our material
  • attend qualification scoping days
  • review unit content to check for relevance and accuracy to industry
  • other collaborative opportunities which we’d like to hear from you about

Features and benefits

  • added as a sector specific contact
  • potential to be involved in paid work (some of which listed above)
  • The ability to shape the final version of our products
  • fulfil your corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • can contribute to your CPD

If you’d like to become a stakeholder contact, let us know by completing the form below or emailing us at [email protected]

If there’s anything else you’d like to discuss on how we can work together, please call 0191 239 8096.

Collaborative working

We’ve found that co-creation helps us to devise programmes most successfully. Collaboration ensures the best for learners