The Qualification Partnership (Qualshare for short) is the name for a new partnership between Laser Learning Awards (LASER), OCN London (OCNL) and Open College Network West Midlands (Open College Network WM).
All three awarding organisations come from the Open College Network background and share similar aims and values in relation to widening participation and supporting the progression of individuals who may not have been able to take full opportunity of their educational experiences.
By teaming up to sell each other’s qualifications we can each offer a wider range of products and services to our centres and save time and cost in having to work with three separate organisations.
Centre recognition for multiple awarding organisations is an additional administrative and financial burden so we have designed this partnership to work with a minimum of bureaucracy.
- Mutual acceptance of centre recognition – reduces administrative burden
- No additional centre recognition fees – existing fee allows access to services of LASER, OCNL and OCNWM
- Retain your existing LASER Quality Reviewer for verification – some exceptions if subject specialists are needed
A wide range of qualifications now available
We have teamed up to avoid duplication of qualifications so that LASER centres can choose from a wide range of qualifications to complement LASER’s own qualification offer. Subject areas available include:
For centres not approved by one of LASER, OCNL or Open College WM, just contact us and you can submit a centre application to LASER that will then enable you to take advantage of both Qualshare and our own full range of LASER qualifications and other services.
A full list of the qualifications available can be found on our website. If a qualification you are interested on isn’t on the list – just ask us and we should be able to make it available.
For more information contact Annette Welfare our Curriculum Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07850 771 040.