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CIEH surrenders Ofqual recognition

CIEH surrenders Ofqual recognition

By aofa - 21 November 2016

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CIEH Surrenders Ofqual Recognition

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Subject: CIEH surrenders recognition - this will impact YOU!  - Update

CIEH have requested that we clarify the recognition surrender dates. This, we are pleased to do (see Table).

CIEH announced it is voluntarily surrendering it's recognition as an Ofqual Awarding Organisation - what will this mean to you?

If CIEH is your awarding body for First Aid at Work qualifications then you will be seen as offering un-regulated qualifications, which will require your customers to carry out due diligence on your business. This is highly likely to have a negative impact on your business as the increased responsibility of carrying out due diligence is not an easy task for any employer to undertake.

See HSE document, ( An employer's guide to "Selecting a first-aid training provider")
CIEH QualificationOperation  End Date
Certification End Date
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid31.01.1731.03.17
Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid31.01.1731.03.17
Level 3 Award In First Aid at Work28.04.1723.06.17
Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work28.04.1723.06.17

Your clearest option is to seek a new Qfqual Recognised Awarding Organisation, here AoFA Qualifications (also the awarding arm of the Association of First Aiders) can help.  We offer a wide range of regulated qualifications in first aid, health & safety, food hygiene and quality assurance.

What's more, to become a centre of AoFAQ is FREE.   As an incentive for NEW centres, in recognition of being a CIEH centre, AOFAQ will also offer your first course free!

All our centres receive FREE, professionally designed PowerPoints and lesson plans to support Centres. This is especially important when considering the time and effort needed to produce supporting materials. Furthermore, we are not your competitor, our training focuses only on improving standards not in competing for your clients.

CIEH's removal of Ofqual regulated qualifications operational end dates commence from the 31st January 2017 (see Table).

So act now and call AoFA Qualifications on 0129 3344556 for details.

Visit our website:

Further details from CIEH:

Tel: 01908 610093

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