ABC Awards

About Us

ABC Awards Mission

ABC Awards aims to offer a coherent and innovative portfolio of vocationally related qualifications which reflects the national and regional skills needs of employers and learners. We build on our experience of providing customer support of the highest quality within a culture of continuous improvement.

ABC Awards Vision

To be the awarding body of choice for learners, employers and providers of education and training.

About ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national awarding organisation which has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications.

We work with over 900 centres nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards qualification each year.

Established in 1998, ABC Awards combines more than 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but at the same time integrates a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. 

As a registered charity and now part of the EMFEC Group, ABC Awards is in its second decade as an FE sector-owned awarding organisation.

Our Qualifications

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications covers 12 industry sectors and is designed for all ages and abilities post-14.

We have developed all of our qualifications with the support of relevant stakeholders to make sure that they meet the needs and standards of industries across the UK.  This means that ABC Awards' qualifications give learners the skills they need to find employment, progress within education and training or enhance their skills within their current job roles.

An Experienced and Knowledgeable Team

Our friendly and responsive approach to customers means that all our centres have access to a dedicated Centre Support Officer and Business Development Manager who can answer any queries that you may have.  Our moderators are all subject specialists and are chosen by us for their experience, knowledge and ability to support centres to deliver ABC qualifications successfully. 

ABC Awards qualifications can be used for:

- Traineeships
- Study Programmes
- Apprenticeships
- Employability
- Enterprise

For guidance on how to use ABC qualifications in the above policy contexts please contact our Business Development Team on 0115 854 1616 or e-mail


ABC has no hidden qualification fees or charges so the prices you see on our web site are the prices you actually pay.  Our costs are inclusive of registration, certification and moderation fees.  ABC does not charge for units that are credit transferred to other qualifications.


ABC Awards has endeavoured to provide signposting to funding eligibility for qualifications, but centres are advised that these are guides only and clarification from funding providers should be sought.


Additional guidance and resources to support our qualifications are available to approved ABC centres

Recognised and Valuable Qualifications

ABC Awards is a national Awarding Organisation providing qualifications regulated by Ofqual.

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