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Why become an approved centre with ABBE?

ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment) is the leading specialist awarding body in the built environment sector, offering industry standard qualifications in domestic and commercial energy assessment, property and construction related areas. Our aim is to provide quality vocational awards that meet industry needs and provide routes to professional career paths.

Becoming an ABBE approved centre allows you to offer a wide range of vocational qualifications recognised by employers, professional bodies and Government agencies.

What documents are needed?

In order to become an ABBE approved centre you will need to complete and submit an ABBE Application for Centre Approval Form. The ABBE Centre Operations Manual provides further details on how to complete this and also provides a summary of the information that is required to support your application. The Qualification Specifications are also a useful source of reference.

What is the process for approval?

When the application form and all attachments are received by ABBE, a subject specialist evaluator will contact you to arrange an evaluation visit at your premises. They will review your application and discuss your plans for development of the courses. The evaluator will then provide their recommendation to ABBE.

Once everything is in place, you will receive a letter confirming your approval.

How long will it take?

We aim to process an application for centre approval within four weeks.

What support is available during this process?

We can provide ongoing support to complete the application form by telephone, email or through an advisory visit to your premises.

What ongoing support is available to approved centres?

Once you become an ABBE approved centre you will have access to:

  • Subject specialist external quality assurers
  • Qualification specific documentation
  • Online learner registration and examination systems
  • Qualification Review Boards

If you wish to discuss your individual requirements and find out more about our approval process and the qualifications we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us at abbeenquiries@bcu.ac.uk 

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