Accredited training

Some of our courses are accredited by Agored Cymru by meeting the requirements of one or more 'Units' on the Qualification and Curriculum Framework.

Learners who choose to have their work accredited will have their work assessed by the course facilitator. Successful learners are then awarded 'Credits' to recognise their learning on the course.

The Units you study and the Credits you are awarded are recognised by educational establishments and employers across the UK so you can demonstrate what you have learnt and when.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for learners

What is Accredited Training?

Accredited training meets agreed learning outcomes and quality standards. Learning Disability Wales's accredited courses meet the requirements of one or more "Units" on the Qualification and Curriculum Framework.

What does accreditation mean to learners?

Your work on an accredited course will be assessed by the tutor. 

After the course Learning Disability Wales will make a recommendation to Agored Cymru that successful learners are awarded the correct "Credits" to recognise your learning on the course.

The Units you study and the Credits you are awarded are recognised by educational establishments and employers across the UK so you can demonstrate what you learnt and when.

How will I be assessed?

Your learning will be assessed by your course tutor and should not get in the way of your learning.

During the course your tutor will ask you to do an exercise or piece of work, take part in a discussion or talk to your fellow learners.  You will probably be familiar with these activities from other training courses.  All these and similar activities will be used by your tutor to assess your learning.

Who Accredits Learning Disability Wales training?

Learning Disability Wales training is accredited by Agored Cymru: a Qualification and Curriculum Framework Wales awarding body.

All learners who want to get credits for their learning are registered with Agroed Cymru by Learning Disability Wales.

Agored Cymru check to make sure that we look after you as learners, our training is of a good quality and that your work is assessed in a fair way.

Successful learners are awarded Credits by Agored Cymru.

Prior learning

If you feel that you have already learnt about some of the content on an accredited course and would like this to be taken into account when assessing you for the award of credits please speak to the tutor.

If you can demonstrate your prior learning this can be considered when assessing your work.

Fair Assessment

To make sure that we assess everyone's work in a fair way we may sometimes make some changes to the way we assess some people's work.

All learners have to meet the same learning outcomes to the same standard but it may be that your circumstances mean that we could change the way we do things to give you a fair opportunity.

 Please speak to your tutor if you have any assessment issue you want to raise.

Appeals and Complaints

If you wish to appeal a decision about the award of Credit for your learning or have a complaint about how your accredited course is run or your work assessed please contact the Training & Events Manager at Learning Disability Wales.

Plagiarism

Since your work is being assessed you must make sure that any work you present for assessment is your own work. 

Learners found to be presenting other's work as their own will not be awarded credits.

If you have any questions please contact Simon Rose, our Training and events manager.