Become an Approved Centre

We are the only UK Awarding Organisation to offer a complete suite of health and safety qualifications (from Entry Level to Level 6) in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Our qualifications are delivered by more than 700 Approved Centres in the UK and overseas.

As a regulated Awarding Organisation, we must comply with a strict set of conditions. You can therefore be sure that our assessment processes are robust and fair. Most of our level 1-3 examinations can be taken either online or in paper-based form.

We issue results and certificates faster than most other Awarding Organisations and, for our online examinations, the results are instant.

How does it work?

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    Organisations apply for centre approval

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    Organisations apply for one or more qualification approvals

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    Organisations prepare candidates for assessment

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    Candidates complete the assessment

  • 5.

    Results and certificates are issued

“The service I have received from the British Safety Council has been first class.”
James F. Brown, Senior Team Leader, Manchester College.

Apply now to become an Approved Centre in the UK

If you would like to talk to us before applying, please call +44 (0)20 3510 8355 or email

If you would like to become an Approved Centre and you are located outside of the UK, register your interest and our country specialists will contact you to discuss your requirements.


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Qualification approval

Once you are an Approved Centre, you can apply for one or more qualifications to your account. You'll receive learning materials which will support you teaching for each qualification you are approved for.

We also have e-learning courses available for many qualifications so you can deliver the material cost-effectively, without having to take people away from their daily work. When your candidates are ready, they then complete the relevant assessment task.

Written assessments are marked by independent examiners, with high quality certificates following in the post. Once the Centre has been approved to deliver one or more qualifications:

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    Centres register their students

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    Centres deliver the learning (recommended three-four hours)

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    Learners complete the assessment

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    Centres mark the work

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    Centres submit a sample for moderation

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    The work is externally moderated

  • 7.

    Results and certificates are issued

New Qualifications System coming soon

We are investing in a new qualifications system: Quartz. It is an industry-leading system that will provide significant efficiencies for you as a Centre.

This easy-to-use candidate and results management system will:

  • Give you control over all aspects of Quartz, enabling you to tailor access permissions and upload files of learners in virtually any format or layout
  • Include a separate, secure, branded portal for learners, designed specifically to meet their needs
  • Allow you to benefit from an easy-to-use reporting functionality
  • Provide insight into the history of achievement for your learners
  • The new portal will be launching this spring.

All Approved Centres will receive bi-weekly email updates on the new system. This will include user guides and much more ahead of the launch. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact us.

If you have any questions about the new system please email