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ABBE Accreditation


DHF now offers accredited training regulated by Ofqual

DHF is proud to offer formal accredited courses for its Automated Gate and Industrial & Garage Door training through ABBE.  The Level 2 Awards now provide the learner with formal theory qualifications that complement the NVQ but doesn't replace it.

What does this mean?

In general, specialised accreditation attests to the quality of an educational program that prepares for entry into a recognised profession. Its purpose is the improvement of academic quality and public accountability.

The DHF courses are a formal qualification and are the first in the industry to be offered as a theory-based course. The course complements but doesn’t replace the NVQ Door & Gate Systems Engineer Level 2, and for the public, promotes the company who employs a trained workforce by assuring competent professionals. It is valuable to those who tender for jobs in the pre-qualifying questionnaire process.

What does it cost?

Registration for the accreditation is £50.  This is in addition to the cost of the course.

What should you do?

If you are interested in having day 1 of the course accredited, please let the training department know who can register you and organise your invoice, by emailing or tick the 'Accreditation' box when booking and paying online.

You are reminded that all learners MUST remember to bring a formal form of photographic ID with you on the day.

All learners are reminded that if you have a barrier to learning such as dyslexia or difficulty in reading and writing that you must let DHF know beforehand so extra support can be provided.

Those with barriers to learning would be best attending a course based at Tamworth where we can provide extra help.

This course is run on a pass/fail basis and marked independently.  No communication will be entered into with the trainer.

About ABBE

ABBE is regulated by Ofqual for a range of qualifications. Their qualifications are nationally recognised helping learners to achieve their full potential and ambitions.

ABBE was established in 1997 offering qualifications in the building and construction industry.  As an Awarding Organisation, ABBE’s role is to develop qualifications and assessments which are valid and reliable and are responsive to customer needs. 

ABBE approves colleges and training providers to deliver their qualifications, they set assessments and issue certificates to successful learners. ABBE's expertise lie in developing qualifications that are vocational in nature and which complement work based learning and licence to practice ‘type’ learning.

The qualifications that ABBE offer are suitable for preparing to work in a sector, for starting a career and/or for professional development.  ABBE have developed considerable expertise in overseeing high quality assessment for qualifications ranging from level 1 to level 6 covering a variety of disciplines and a range of areas. 

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