• IfA and Open Awards reach deal on EQA contract extension

    The Institute for Apprenticeships has reached a deal with the organisation that delivers external quality assurance on its behalf to extend its contract for a further six months – but will go out to tender for a “longer term contract” after that. Open Awards first won the contract to deliver EQA on behalf of the

    9.24 Sep. 27th, 2018 | News

  • IfA close to losing external quality assurer as contract expires at end of the week

    The organisation that delivers external quality assurance on behalf of the Institute for Apprenticeships has yet to sign a new contract, FE Week understands – just days before its existing contract runs out. Open Awards, a small awarding organisation with a turnover of just £1.5 million and around 30 members of staff, was first awarded

    15.20 Sep. 25th, 2018 | News