Become a centre

Become an SFJ Awards Approved Centre

We’re the UK’s leading awarding organisation, and only not-for-profit of our kind, delivering over 200 qualifications supporting public and private sector skills. We work with training providers like you to improve learning outcomes for individuals and enhance jobs for employers.

Why become a centre?

  • An Awarding Organisation that prides itself on quality and reliability, we work as trusted partners to centres who are approved for delivery, supported by an internal Marketing and Communications team, with opportunities including being listed on the SFJ Awards Centre Directory
  • We are not your average Awarding Organisation, we are industry-specialists supporting public sector and community safety skills, including Policing, Fire & Rescue, Criminal Justice, Community Safety, and many other public and emergency services sectors
  • We are a regulated End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) with sector specialism in Public and Emergency Services, quality assuring and assessing apprenticeships in England
  • We provide bespoke accreditation solutions for your learning programmes, delivering a complete solution to suit both regulated qualifications and tailored courses
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Are you an employer, training provider, college or university wanting to offer our qualifications?

You could become an approved SFJ Awards centre, delivering qualifications that are recognised and trusted by employers throughout the UK, across police services, law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue services, health and care services, local government, prison and custodial care services, armed forces and voluntary sector organisations.

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How to apply?

You can apply to become an approved centre by completing the centre pre-approval form.

Or contact member of the team by emailing

Already approved by another regulated awarding organisation?

Are you already approved by another regulated awarding organisation?

You may have procedures and practices in place to meet our approval criteria, which could make you eligible for fast track approval!

Please complete the centre pre-approval form and submit this along with your external quality assurance reports from the last 12 months as supporting evidence.

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Why do we need your external quality assurance reports from the last 12 months?

These reports should show us that your centre has good management and quality assurance practices. Upon receipt, we will consider fast track approval.

For help with the application process, to find out more about our consultancy services, or for a chat about becoming a centre, please contact us.

Finance/VAT status form

You can download a copy of our Finance/VAT status form here.