Become an Approved Centre

OTHM offers its qualifications through numerous delivery centres globally. To be able to deliver OTHM qualifications you will need to become an approved centre.

If you are a College, University, Independent Training Provider or other Education Institution and have resources, rigorous processes and expertise you may follow the step by step process outlined below to become an approved OTHM Qualifications centre.

Step 1

Complete the Centre Approval enquiry form below

Step 2

A member of our team will contact you to provide you with your Centre Approval Application Pack and answer any questions you may have about your application.

Step 3

Complete the Centre Approval application form and submit supporting documents. The Centre Fee is paid at this stage. Please visit the Fees Related Information page.

Step 4

We will review your application and contact you to either:

  • Request additional information to complement your application. This will then be further progressed
  • or
  • Arrange an approval visit. We will be looking for evidence to confirm that the centre approval criteria have been met. Where an approval visit is not practical you may be granted approval and pending a physical inspection as soon as the first learner registrations take place.

We will aim to confirm the outcome of review of your application within 2 weeks. The outcome may be, approval granted; conditional approval subject to an action plan or approval denied with reasons given.

Approval granted

Once approval is granted, we will send you our Centre Agreement to be signed by an authorised person within your organisation. On receipt of the signed Centre Agreement we will send formal confirmation and your Approved Centre Certificate.

Blended, online and distance learning approval

If you are seeking to gain approval for OTHM qualifications assessed through distance learning means, you must comply fully with the approval requirements for these qualifications. To gain approval you should provide suitable resources and ensure that learners have access to these.

For guidance on blended, online and distance learning as well as an application form please see the OTHM Blended Online and Distance Learning Guidance for Centres.

Additional Qualification Approval

Once you have been approved as an OTHM Centre, you can apply to add additional qualifications to your provision at any time. Please contact us for instructions on how to do this. On receipt of your application, we will contact you to book a visit or inform you if a desktop approval can be used to progress your application. From time-to-time additional qualification approvals may be declined. However, your EQA will work with you to resolve any issues.

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