Flexible, Responsive and Innovative

Learning Centres are on the front lines of developing critically-important skilled and productive workforces. You are the ones who understand the priorities and the needs of the learners who walk through your doors.

FSBL shares your commitment to helping motivated learners become the dynamic workforce of the future. We work with our centres to assure you have the support and tools you need to achieve your important mission.

FSBL will accept your learners and recognise prior learning (RPL) either from qualifications previously taken or evaluate credit form their workplace.

When you partner with FSBL to become an Approved Learning Centre, you receive these benefits:

  • The assurance of UK Qualification Regulation. FSBL is respected by UK regulators as a credible and
    consistent awarding organisation. That means your students’ awards are valued by employers and universities worldwide.
  • FSBL qualifications are student loanable in the EU (subject to the applicant meeting the SLC criteria).
  • Responsive and helpful customer service from dedicated representatives available 24/7.
  • Learning programmes and qualifications that are current and relevant to today’s global vocational requirements.
  • Fast track pathways to university degrees at respected universities in the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Support for learning programme delivery from the education experts at FSBL.
  • Level 7 and Level 8 programmes for students desiring post-graduate qualifications.
  • Marketing support.
  • FSBL qualifications are student loanable in the EU (subject to the applicant meeting the SLC criteria).
  • You will have access to our University partners enabling your organisation to enter or extend its reach in to HE.

Centre Approval

To offer any FSBL qualification, you will need to obtain centre approval followed by qualification approval.

Although rigorous, our regulatory process follows a straightforward quality assurance route to deliver our qualifications. We assess that you have the staff expertise, sufficient resources and premises to meet these requirements. We have streamlined our timescale for centre approvals with the introduction of an initial online application process.

For more information please review the approval process here.

Approval Visit

Once you apply for approval as a FSBL Centre, you will be visited by one of our representatives. This is a cooperative exercise that takes the form of an extended exchange of information. The aim of the visit is to gather information and evidence of your organisation’s attitudes and approach to the management of a FSBL approved centre.

Once you are an Approved FSBL Centre, you can be assured of responsive service for you and your learners, innovative learning solutions and the highest standards of quality and credibility.

Endorsed Awards

In addition FSBL accredits programmes and courses provided by centres and organisations that are industry specific . We have a wide range of skills sectors available and partner with other awarding organisations to provide flexible solutions. Further information please contact us.

For Centres Outside the UK


UK education and training standards are among the most rigorous in the world. That is why they are recognised worldwide.

FSBL welcomes global applications from centres, employers and learners. We have gained credit recognition for our qualifications in the USA and have the support of the British Council and BIS in developing worldwide links.

For more information about qualifications and becoming an approved learning centre, please get in touch with us.

Advanced Learner Loans

Please click below to see a full list of the qualifications available through FSBL that are applicable for the Advanced Learner Loans.

FSBL Quality Standards

At the heart of FSBL commitment to the creation and awarding of respected qualifications is a rigorous focus on high standards and consistency, beginning with recognition as an Awarding Organisation (AO) by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), and as a signatory to BIS international commitments of quality.

Your pathway to a graduate degree


Our university progression agreements mean you can apply your FSBL Level 4 and upwards diploma, towards a graduate or post graduate degree from the UK or the USA.

Dedicated to centre support

FSBL is dedicated to offering support to all approved learning centres. We can help within any of the following areas:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Understanding FSBL qualifications
  • Centre Administration
  • Assessment, verification, certification
  • Learner Registrations