Regulated vs. Professional Qualifications

As an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation ABMA Education offers both regulated and non-regulated qualifications. Whilst both types of qualification come from an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation, regulated qualifications appear on The Register in the UK, in some regions making equation of the qualification a standard process. ABMA Education’s non-regulated qualifications do not appear on The Register. For regulated qualifications, the certificates that the learners will receive will bear the Ofqual logo. The non-regulated qualifications that learners will be studying are qualifications that have been developed by ABMA Education which, although do not appear on Ofqual’s Register, are developed using the same industry experts and methodology. These are Professional qualifications.

Regulated Qualifications

A regulated qualification appears on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications. 

ABMA Education is currently updating its regulated offering under the new development guidance provided by Ofqual. ABMA Education previously offered QCF regulated qualifications that had to be in line with the QCF rules. The Regulatory Arrangements for the QCF are now obsolete and as such the guidance on the development, delivery and management of qualifications, through the qualification life cycle, has been changed. ABMA Education’s newly developed regulated qualifications will reflect this new approach to qualification design and delivery. 

You can visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications here:

http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/

Professional Qualifications

The non-regulated qualifications that the learners will be studying are qualifications that have been developed by ABMA Education which, and although do not appear on Ofqual’s Register, are developed using the same industry experts and methodology. It should be noted however that the regulated qualifications are assessed slightly differently during the examination.

The ABMA non-regulated qualifications include:

  •  Professional Business Management
  •  Professional Community Development
  •  Professional Computer Engineering
  •  Professional Computing and Information Systems
  •  Professional Human Resource Management
  •  Professional HIV/AIDS Management
  •  Professional Journalism and Media Studies
  •  Professional Shipping and Logistics
  • “I feel proud of the skills I have gained from the my ABMA studies and I am hoping to progress to a higher position in my career as well as develop in my current role.”

    Mohaladi Sarefo

  • “ABMA has really helped me, in such a way that after completing my ABMA Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies I am able to compete internationally when seeking employment. I also have the possibility of going straight into a Masters Degree with my ABMA qualification!”

    Patricia Sendeza

  • “I feel ABMA courses are wonderful as they have made me who I am today. I am a good communicator and a computer specialist. ABMA has added massively to my well being in life and I am able to work well in the business world.”

    Boston Leji

  • “My ABMA qualification, being an international one, is highly recognised. If I went job seeking, without hesitation I would be given a chance to sit an interview!”

    Margaret Onduri