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Becoming an approved centre

Becoming An Approved Centre

Becoming an NICEIC Certification Approved Centre is a straightforward process.
If you are interested in finding out more, contact us and we will arrange for one of our Business Development team to discuss your requirements and where necessary, we will make arrangements to visit your centre at a convenient time to talk you through what we can offer.  
Alternatively, if you know what it is you want to become an NICEIC Certification Approved Centre you can download and complete the relevant NICEIC Certification Centre Application Form and return it to our office by post or email and we can get the process underway immediately.   
We look forward to welcoming your centre to NICEIC Certifications network of Approved Assessment Centres. 
All advice and approvals will be completed by individuals who are technically competent in their field.  They will arrange to visit your assessment centre at a convenient time and at no cost to your business.

NICEIC Certification Centre Application
Preparing for an Approval Visit During this time we will provide ongoing support to help you meet the requirements of the scheme, both practically and for the centre Quality Management System. 
To be fully prepared for your approval the following will need to be in place:
It is a requirement that your centre has its own Quality System in place as part of the approval process. To assist you in building one we will supply you with a quality manual, which, by editing highlighted text with your unique data will enable you to complete your own Quality System including associated forms and records with essential information only.
All assessment material will be provided prior to your approval visit. The paperwork will cover the equipment requirements, centre build/practical provision information and all the documents involved within the assessment. This will enable you to only print the documents you need ensuring they are available when required without the need to hold large volumes of unnecessary stock.
The approval will require an External Verifier to carry out an observation of a practical assessment taking place within your centre to ensure that all relevant equipment and processes are in place.

They will also check the effectiveness of the Quality System in operation.  Following a satisfactory result the External Verifier will make a recommendation for the approval of your centre.
Please note: the observed assessment can be completed on the same day as the Quality System is checked or can be arranged at a separate visit.
After you are Approved When you are approved, we will issue you with a welcome pack containing your approved assessment centre certificate(s) covering your centres scope of assessment.

In addition, you will receive an NICEIC Certification Approved Assessment Centre plaque, a disk containing various logos and templates to use for advertising and promotional activities and entry onto our website.

You will also be allocated a primary contact who will be available to answer any technical enquiries and also take care of the Document Review of your centre’s candidate portfolios.
Support to our Centres NICEIC Certification is a well-established brand that will assist you in generating new business for your training centre and supporting you and your customers by providing a one stop shop route to registration.

In addition to our reputation for providing first-class certification services and developing industry-leading training and assessment programmes, the support we provide our centres is paramount to our success.

By becoming an NICEIC Certification Approved Centre you are guaranteed that we will support you from the first enquiry to delivery of qualifications and beyond.

The benefits to you can vary depending on which assessments you are interested in please call us so we can go through all the benefits specific to your centre.
Important Notes As an Approved Assessment Centre you must demonstrate that you are continuing to comply with the NICEIC Certification rules for approval and that technical standards are being maintained, including updates of assessments within your centre when required.  A newly approved centre will receive a visit within 6 months (accredited schemes only), with the first annual surveillance visit taking place 12 months after approval, continuing annually thereafter.