SIAS has achieved Ofqual approval and recognition with no conditions after a rigorous application process. This achievement currently makes SIAS the only Ofqual approved end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) for many of the key technical science and engineering apprenticeship standards.
Steve Smith, Managing Director said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the team at SIAS. The introduction of Ofqual in 2020 as the provider of External Quality Assurance (EQA) for most Apprenticeship standards was designed to harmonise regulation of the sector and increase quality through the application of a more robust regulatory framework. We are thrilled to have been recognised well ahead of the final deadline of May 2022.
“This achievement is a testament to the quality model and infrastructure within our organisation and our culture of continuous improvement which is embedded throughout what we do and how we do it. It also importantly provides all our partners and stakeholders with real long-term assurance and peace of mind.
“We are pleased and excited to be able to continue to support all our customers and apprentices by providing them with the very best in end-point assessment. As someone who has spent their career working within the Ofqual regulated awarding sector I know from experience that achieving this recognition is a high bar and that our successful application validates the quality of SIAS provision.”
More information about Ofqual can be found here