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If you are new to IQ and interested in becoming a centre, please refer to the below information to guide you through the process. 


New Centres Regulated Approval

(National Qualifications as owned by IQ and regulated by the appropriate regulatory body, for example Ofqual/SQA)

1. Complete a IQ Centre Approval Form

2. Complete a  IQ QCF (Regulated Qualifications) Approval Form outlining which qualifications you are interested in 

3. Complete an IQ Terms and Conditions Contract 

4. Return these forms to

For full information about the process, including what information you need to provide, criteria to become a centre and any visits that are required, please refer to our IQ Centre Approval Guide

Information about the cost of qualifications and associated costs are also available. 

You can also download a copy of our suggested Internal Verification form.

Customised Qualification Approval 

(a bespoke qualification developed in collaboration with IQ)

If you are interested in developing a customised qualification, you are required to become an IQ accredited centre. 

If this is your first time submitting for customised qualifications approval, please refer to the Developing a qualification with us page, where you you will be guided through the process. 

Existing Centres 

An existing centre looking to gain additional qualifications / trainers should use the IQ QCF (Regulated Qualifications) Approval Form and follow the instructions provided. 

Centres looking to accredit a customised qualification should submit the IQ CQF Business Case Form  and see the IQ Customised Qualification Development Guide for more information.

Hub /Satellite centres

If you are working with us through a hub centre arrangement please see Hub / Satellite Centres section for more information.

Other Documentation for Reference