Becoming a Centre of Excellence

Further education spending is making many providers look closely as the business case for keeping certain departments going. 

We welcome applications from all FE colleges and private training providers that are willing to meet our standards

You will be expected to work closely with the BWF, NAS and employers to provide them with the solutions they want, while delivering the skills needed by the national apprenticeship frameworks and standards. 

You will be open to auditing of your facilities and working practices, and committed to continuous learning of your staff. 

If you are interested in becoming a Centre of Excellence, please complete the Sign Up Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

NB: completing this MOU does not automatically grant you Centre of Excellence Status. BWF/NAS will review your application, and have a discussion with you about finalising the agreement. BWF/NAS will countersign this agreement to confirm our intention to progress your application. Following this, an audit will be completed by our Assessor. 

If you would like to have a discussion about becoming a Centre of Excellence, or would like to submit your application, please contact Iain McIlwee, CEO


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