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Regulated Qualifications

Regulated qualifications in England and for Public Funding, what are they and how do I access any additional funding.

Defibrillators in Schools (AED’s) Updated Guidence June 2017

In light of the UK Governments continued support for ALL Educational establishments to have AED’s within their educational settings, we continue to support this new updated guidance in June 2017. That is all schools can purchase a AED from the NHS supply chain at cost. Our commitment is if a eligible educational establishment contacts us regarding the purchase of an AED, we will notify them of the Governments finical support via the NHS Supply Chain. If an educational organisation sits outside the NEW Batch 4 funding streams we will try to assist this establishment in purchasing a suitable AED at cost price.

To read the UK Governments full commitment to establishing a strong AED programme in schools you may read the NEW updated Government statement at



Regulated Qualifications

What are Regulated Qualifications?

Regulated qualifications, are those that are developed by subject specialists that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by the regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards. The requirements for the qualifications to be accredited are set out in the Regulatory arrangements for the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Once proposed qualifications meet the requirements set out in the mentioned document, they are listed in the Register of Regulated Qualifications where can also be found a list of recognised awarding organisations who have the power to award qualifications within the (RQF), the national credit transfer system in England, Wales and Ireland. Scotland has its own framework – the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework which is jointly regulated by several awarding and regulatory bodies.

What are the Advantages of Regulated over Non-Regulated Qualifications?

Here at Remote First Aid we deliver a range of Regulated training courses and assessments, this offers our clients and the wider community continuous quality control in all aspects of our training and assessment delivery. The most obvious advantage of regulated over non-regulated qualifications is that the regulated ones provide the learners and stakeholders with a guarantee of quality of both the qualification programme and the awarding body that offers accredited qualifications. Non-accredited qualifications, on the other hand, are not regulated and there is no guarantee that they meet appropriate standards. There is no way to tell whether they are fit for their purpose, if they include relevant content or if appropriate methodology for assessment is used. Sometimes, however, the courses that are offered by non-recognised organisations may lead to a recognised qualification, such as First aid at work, so long as the non-regulated organisation follows the required national approved code of practice. The downside of this is the non-regulated provider may have to demonstrate to any potential client that they meet the same rigorous standards a regulated provider offers.

Who are the Regulatory Bodies?

The regulatory bodies in the UK who recognise awarding organisations and their qualifications that we offer as an approved training centre are:

Remote First Aid holds a range of approvals with the above four regulators above through the various awarding bodies and organisations we work with. If you have a training course that you would like to become approved by one or all of the above regulators then get in touch with our specialist team of course writers and subject specialists, who can work with you to gain a relevant regulator approval.

If you would like our subject specialists and subject writers to assist your bespoke course development then get in touch below.

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