AOFAQ Portfolio Review and Withdrawal of Qualifications

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Having undertaken a thorough review of the performance of all the qualifications in the AOFAQ portfolio, we have decided to focus our efforts on ensuring that our 19 most popular qualifications remain fit for purpose.

These qualifications are as follows:

Level 3 - Award in Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 - Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 - Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate
Level 3 - Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 3 - Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 3 - Award in First Aid at Work
Level 2 - Award in the Safe Handling and Administration of Medications
Level 2 - Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis
Level 3 - Award in Outdoor First Aid
Level 2 - Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
Level 2 - Award in Food Safety in Catering
Level 3 - Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
Level 2 - Award in Principles and Practices of Manual Handling
Level 2 - Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
Level 2 - Award in Conflict Management and Personal Safety
Level 3 - Award in Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace
Level 2 - Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
Level 3 - Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry
Level 2 - Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry
Level 2 - Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

We have also decided to withdraw 36 qualifications due to insufficient demand.

The operational end dates (last date for registrations) for all 36 qualifications will be 21 October 2019.

The certification end date (the last date that certificates will be issued) will vary (see Schedule for Withdrawal below).

We believe this schedule for the withdrawal of the qualifications works to protect the interests of learners by providing sufficient notice for:

  • centres to register learners before the operational end dates
  • centres and purchasers of qualifications to register learners for alternative qualifications offered by other awarding organisations after the operational end dates
  • centres and learners to complete training programmes and assessments (including resits) before the certification end dates.

AOFAQ will work with centres to ensure that the interests of all users are protected.

Please note: in order to deliver AOFAQ qualifications, a centre must first be re-approved:

  • Send an email to support@aofaq.org.uk stating which qualifications you wish to deliver.
  •  Your application and the centre’s past performance will be reviewed by the Quality, Standards and Compliance Officer.
  • Where the Officer considers that the centre’s past performance is low risk, the Officer will arrange an External Quality Assurance (EQA) visit.
  • After the EQA visit, the Officer will formally risk-rate the centre and, if the standards are met, the centre will be advised that approval is granted and the centre can recommence delivery.
  • Centres are not permitted to deliver any AOFAQ qualification until such approval is granted.

If you have any questions about this email, please call +44 (0) 129 3344556.

 

 

Schedule for Withdrawal

Qualification Operational End Date Last Date for Results Submission Certification End Date
Level 1 Introduction to Rally Navigation in Motorsport 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 2 Award in Equality and Diversity 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 2 Award in Forklift Truck Operations (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF) 21/10/19 22/11/19 02/12/19
Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-based Exercise (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Enviroment (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessments (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) 21/10/19 10/01/20 20/01/20
Level 3 Certificate UKERD Non-Emergency Advanced Driver (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 3 NVQ Certuficate in Spectator Safety (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate for the First Person Attending the Scene (FPAS) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate REMT Responder 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate UKARMT Emergency Medical Responder (Urgent Care) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate UKERD Emergency Response Driver (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate UKERD Fire Appliance Response Driver 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Certificate UKERD Rapid Response Driver 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Diploma UKARMT Emergency Medical Technician 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 4 Diploma UKERD Motorcycle Rapid Response Rider 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19
Level 5 Diploma UKARMT Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 21/10/19 15/11/19 22/11/19

 

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