Move your training online with Qualsafe at Home!

 

Fully integrated with the Qualsafe Awards Portal, Qualsafe at Home provides an end-to-end digital journey; from registration to certification.

 

With Qualsafe at Home, you can:

 

From any location!

 

Why move to Qualsafe at Home?

Incorporating new technology in the delivery of qualifications will allow you to train any time, any place, anywhere!

What are the benefits?

  • Continue to deliver training during COVID restrictions
  • Improved profit margins with the reduced venue and travel costs
  • Provide courses that match your clients’ requirements
  • Reduced paperwork and administration
  • Flexibility for trainers and learners
  • Open new markets as location barriers are removed
  • Provide online training to furloughed staff*
  • Reduced carbon footprint

 

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Introduction


QA approved Centres are required to ensure that, for all regulated qualifications, training delivery and Learner assessments are carried out in line with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements. This application has been produced to ensure that all QA approved Centres who deliver any element of training through remote means or using the QaH e-Learning and e-Assessment platforms are aware of how to maintain compliance with all applicable requirements.


Which qualifications can I apply for?


In order to apply to deliver specific QA qualifications through remote means, your Centre must already hold QA approval to deliver those qualifications. If your Centre does not currently have approval for any qualification you wish to deliver remotely, then you should contact QA to request qualification approval by initially e-mailing info@qualsafeawards.org. Information on individual qualification approval requirements can be found in the qualification specifications available on the QA website.


Note: The application must be completed by the named Responsible Person for your Centre.


How to apply to deliver First Aid using blended learning


To apply to deliver regulated first aid qualifications using blended learning, please read the Blended Learning Policy for Regulated First Aid Qualifications initially and then complete and submit the Blended Learning Agreement for Regulated First Aid Qualifications by e-mailing the completed Agreement to info@qualsafeawards.org.


To apply for approval to deliver all other qualifications through remote means, please complete the form below or download and submit the Qualsafe at Home Centre Application to Qualsafe Awards via email to info@qualsafeawards.org. Where possible, approval for your Centre will be granted within 5 working days of receipt of the completed Centre Application.


Further guidance documents are available on the Portal - in Centre Downloads under 'Qualsafe at Home'.


NB: Approval to deliver QA e-Learning courses is automatically granted where a Centre already has approval to deliver that qualification.


Add your details to the following required fields:

 

Select the awards and delivery method relevant to you

To gain approval for remote delivery of first aid qualifications, please use the following links to access our Blended Learning Policy for Regulated First Qualifications and Blended Learning Agreement for Regulated First Aid Qualifications. To be returned to info@qualsafeawards.org before your application can move forward.

 

I confirm that I have signed and returned the Blended Learning Agreement to info@qualsafeawards.org and have read and understood the Blended Learning Policy.

 

QA Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)
QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF) QA Level 3 Award for Emergency First Responders (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases QA Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF) QA Level 4 Award in Mentoring Ambulance and Emergency Services Personnel (RQF)
QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Superivision for Retail (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Superivising Food Safety in Catering (RQF)
QA Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF)
QA Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Principles and Practice of Moving People Safely (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)
QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Working at Height (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
QA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) QA Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) QA Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF) QA Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF) QA Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) QA Level 4 Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
QA Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk (RQF) QA Level 2 Award in Infection Provention and Control QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Handling and Administration of Medication (RQF)
QA Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF)

Please provide further details on what training/assessment will take place remotely and how you will deliver this. Please include the following information:

 

  • Number of days of remote training
  • Number of days of classroom training
  • Assessment procedures (only applicable if you are proposing remote assessment other than Qualsafe at Home e-Assessment)
  • Video conferencing system to be used (e.g. Zoom, Skype, or similar)
  • Technical support available to Learners and how you will meet Learners’ needs and well-being, particularly when delivering sensitive topics (e.g. having an extra Trainer on standby should a Learner need support)
  • Facilitation of group activities (e.g. setting up breakout rooms for groups of Learners)
  • Quality Assurance processes, specifying Internal Quality Assurance procedures for remote delivery/assessment

Prior to Course Delivery

  • Ensure Trainer/Learner ratios for arranged e-Assessment sessions will not exceed a ratio of 1:8
  • All policies and course documents will be shared with Learners (e.g. Training Commitment, Learner Agreement, Plagiarism Policy, Appeals and Complaints procedures, etc.)
  • All Learners will be informed, in advance, of the intention to deliver any element of training remotely (e.g. through Skype, Zoom or similar) and/or that assessments will be taken online using QaH e-Assessment and a clear explanation as to how this remote delivery/online assessment will be facilitated and carried out will be provided
  • All Learners will be made aware that they will be recorded through the remote means employed for the purposes of obtaining assessment evidence and/or internal/external quality assurance activity
  • All Learners will have all necessary equipment required for the purposes of training delivery and/or undertaking assessment in place prior to the start date of the course (please refer to the QaH e-Assessment Information for Learners)
  • All Learner needs are assessed prior to course delivery to ensure that the remote means employed do not disadvantage any Learner and do not create an adverse effect (please refer to the QA Malpractice and Maladministration Policy for definitions)
  • A Reasonable Adjustment Form is submitted for any Learner that meets the definition of disability and who requires any adjustment to course delivery or Learner assessment in advance of the course start date
  • All Trainers/Assessors and IQAs are fully aware of what elements of training and/or Learner assessment will be taking place remotely for the course and how this should be carried out in line with all applicable requirements
  • All necessary equipment is available to facilitate remote connectivity on site and at the Learner’s location and that any cameras are set up appropriately in the classroom environment to enable Learners to fully view all aspects of training delivery
  • For remote learning with QaH e-Assessment, all Learners will activate their QaH e-Assessment account before the day of the assessment

Training Delivery and Learner Assessment

  • Ensure Learners are content that any agreed Reasonable Adjustments have been made appropriately and in are in place prior to training delivery and/or assessment taking place
  • All Trainers/Assessors present accepted forms of identification clearly to the camera at the start of the course to verify their identity to Learners and External Quality Assurers
  • Where e-Learning has taken place, Centres must ensure that Learners have completed all required e-Learning modules prior to undertaking assessment
  • All Learners present accepted forms of photographic identification clearly to the camera prior to assessment being undertaken and are made aware that further checks may be made to ensure the identification presented is genuine
  • Trainers/Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers take all necessary steps to ensure the security of all assessment materials and the Learner assessment process at all times. This includes taking all necessary steps to minimise the possibility of Learner malpractice occurring in the form of plagiarism, cheating or collusion
  • All Learners are aware that any suspected malpractice may mean that reassessment is necessary and any confirmed malpractice may lead to removal from the course and/or Learner sanctions being imposed by QA (please see the QA Sanctions Policy for further details)
  • Learner assessments that are carried out remotely are recorded and these recordings are stored appropriately in line with the requirements of the Data Management Contract. I agree and I am fully aware that these recordings may be used for both internal and external quality assurance purposes (including possible review by the qualification regulators). Failure to record the e-Assessment will result in Learners having to retake the assessment
  • Recordings of live assessment will be made available to QA and stored in line with QA requirements
  • As per the QaH Qualifications Incorporating Learner e-Assessment – Requirements for Direct Claims Status (DCS)¸ video recordings of the Learner e-Assessments that are carried out for at least the first three qualifications courses will be submitted to QA for moderation purposes. After six courses have been delivered, if DCS can still not be awarded and further moderation is required, QA will charge an additional administration fee of £15.00 per course until such time as the Centre can be granted DCS (see the QaH Qualifications Incorporating Learner e-Assessment – Requirements for Direct Claims Status (DCS) for further details)
  • Learner assessment paperwork will be completed and submitted to QA (where applicable)
  • Learner assessments carried out remotely are invigilated appropriately and the Trainer/Invigilator is able to view Learners clearly and continuously throughout the assessment process to minimise the possibility of Learner malpractice or adverse effects occurring (please refer to the QA Plagiarism Policy for details)
  • QA will be invited to observe live delivery and/or assessments as and when required
  • Special Consideration Forms will be completed and submitted to QA when required
  • Internal Quality Assurance will take place in line with QA requirements to ensure that remote delivery and assessment procedures are followed correctly

*as long as it does not provide services to, or generate revenue for or on behalf of your organisation. They must be paid at least the National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage for the time spent training.

 

 

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