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This section, you will find details of how to become a Centre, our fees structure, all important policy documents, and some forms that a Centre will need.

Becoming an Approved Centre

If you want to deliver IBSL qualifications, you must first become an approved centre. It is a college or training centre which has received approval from IBSL to deliver our qualifications. Some training centres are privately owned training agencies which are run by very experienced Deaf teachers.

Approved Centre Procedure

To become an approved centre, please complete our Register a request form via our Online Portal.

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Approved Centre Consultation

On rare occasions, IBSL will visit a centre that wishes to become approved to deliver our qualifications at the request of a centre for a consultation. A fee equivalent to the External Examiner fee will be payable for this consultation.

Qualification Approval

Qualification Approval Form

If the process has been straightforward, we will then allocate and send you a Centre number, ask you to complete our qualification approval form detailing the type of qualification/s your Centre wishes to deliver.

What is Qualification Approval?

A qualification approval gives the centre authority to run one or more qualifications each year from 1st August to 31 July. A fee is payable for each and every qualification every year.

After Qualification Approval

Once a qualification is approved and advertised by the Centre, learners need to be enrolled. A Learner Registration will need to be completed by the Centre. Once received and processed by IBSL, all relevant documentation and materials will be released by IBSL to enable the qualification to be delivered and assessed. Please visit our page ‘Forms’ to find the Learner Registration Form.

Learner Registration Forms

Please list all Learner names and data carefully on these forms. All Learners need a ULN (unique learning number) from the Learning Records Service.In Scotland, it is called a SCN (Scottish Candidate Number). All Learner data is entered in a database which is a requirement of the authorities.

Issue of Certficates

Centres will normally receive their learner certifcate 35 days after marking of assessment papers.