Welcome to Gateway Assured – our personal and professional development programme that offers an alternative to Ofqual regulated qualifications.
Gateway Assured schemes provide employers, educational providers and educationalists with the opportunity to gain an independent seal of approval for their own bespoke training packages.
Gateway Assured can be used to provide a stamp of external approval for any training courses where qualifications are not required or relevant. For example:
- For in-house CPD where qualifications are not relevant or available, or where there is not sufficient time to deliver qualifications within the training
- Company inductions
- Mentoring or coaching programmes
- Pre-employment training (PET) courses
- Conversational English as a Second Language courses
What are the schemes?
Gateway Qualifications offers a range of schemes to meet the requirements of different provisions:
Gateway Gold is designed for larger employers and training providers. You may develop as many training packages as required, all of which will be certified by Gateway Qualifications.
Following initial approval of five training packages, Gateway Qualifications will support a nominated quality lead within your organisation; this person will review and approve any additional training packages. You will receive two advisory/consultancy visits per year free of charge. These visits can assist with your internal quality assurance systems for new package approval, provide consultancy and advice on improvements and additions to your training programme, or to be used to observe training.
Gateway Silver is designed for employers (including SMEs) or training providers who do not offer a wide range of in-house packages which would benefit from external certification.
As part of the scheme approval fee, Gateway Qualifications will approve three training packages per year. Any additional training packages in the year will be approved separately for a small fee. All trainees registered on and completing the training will be certified by Gateway Qualifications. You will receive at least one consultation or advisory visit per year of delivery, at which your Gateway Qualifications consultant may also observe a training event. Additional consultancy visits are available at extra cost.
Gateway Approved Trainer
This scheme provides freelance consultants with recognition from Gateway Qualifications.
You will be observed as part of the approval process. Additional training packages will be approved separately after an initial approval of three training packages per year. All trainees registered on and completing these specific training packages will be certified by Gateway Qualifications.
Gateway Skills Passport
In addition to any of the schemes above, employers or providers who deliver longer courses with several modules or components may wish to add on a Gateway Skills Passport to each registration as an attractive way of recording individual trainee’s achievements.
Particularly useful for Traineeships, the Skills Passport can be used to demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills development as well as providing an opportunity to record action planning, review and evaluation completed as part of the training programme.
Features of Gateway Assured
We don’t expect your training to look like a qualification. Simply submit details of your training package(s) which will include:
- The training aims and objective
- The training materials
- Details of how you will assess that the trainees have met aims and objectives
- Evidence of a clear structure for the sessions
One way we can help you evaluate progress is to produce online multiple-choice assessments you can use in your training, if you require them. We can also upload your current multiple-choice assessments to our system to provide computer marked results. There may be a small additional charge for this.
Certificates will show that the training package has been approved by Gateway Qualifications, a nationally recognised awarding organisation. Certificates can include your organisation name and logo, as well as our Gateway Assured logo.
Each of the schemes will have a specific fee structure based on what you require. For very high volumes, a discounted price can be negotiated on an individual case basis.
Please note: If you are an existing Gateway Qualifications’ centre, these fees are in addition to your current fees.
If you would like to discuss your personalised programme with a member of our Business Development team, feel free to contact us.