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Become a Ƶ Registered Exam Centre

Why register as an exam centre?

  • No registration fee and no minimum number of exams*
  • Exams officially regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA
  • Exams that showcase 21st century skills
  • Be the key contact between the student, their parent/guardian and Ƶ, supporting the whole exam process
  • Access to teacher support, study materials and teacher development, including leading teacher qualifications
  • Ƶ’s ISE and GESE English qualifications have attained the respected ALTE-Q mark
  • Widely recognised communicative language exams that certify CEFR levels
  • Music books at business discount prices

* If you would like an examiner to visit your centre in person, a minimum fee will apply - please contact us for further information.

What you need to become a Registered Exam Centre with Ƶ:

  • Be an educational or cultural institution, or have an established teaching practice and, if an On-Premise Exam Centre, not located at a residential address when holding face-to-face exams with a visiting Ƶ examiner.
  • Be located in a country in which Ƶ provides/intends to provide exams.
  • Have the relevant industry, academic or subject experience for the subjects Ƶ offers.
  • Satisfy Ƶ’s exam delivery requirements for each exam venue it wishes to register.
  • Be of good repute and consistent with Ƶ’s mission and brand values.

Exam venue requirements

If you wish to run exam sessions at an On-Premise Exam Centre you must review the relevant venue checklist and related guidance to check that your venue is suitable for your chosen Ƶ exams.

Digital Assessment technical requirements 
Face-to-face and written assessment exam venue requirements 

There are no venue requirements if candidates are taking Digital Grades and Diplomas remotely.

How to apply

To start your application please complete the Apply to become a Registered Exam Centre with Ƶ form on this web page.

On completion you will receive an email from our Centre Application Team. This will confirm receipt of your expression of interest. You should receive this email within fifteen minutes.

On receipt of the ‘Centre Application – Thank you for your interest’ email you will be asked to complete the Registration Form.

Should you have any questions about your application please speak to your local Ƶ Representative.

What happens next?

Your application will be reviewed. This may take up to 4 weeks. 

You may be contacted should our Centre Application Team have any questions or need further information.

On completion, you will be notified by email of the outcome of your application, by a dedicated Ƶ contact.

If your application has been successful, you will be sent a Letter of Appointment along with relevant guidance needed to run Ƶ exams. Once registered, you will receive a dedicated contact who will support you with entering and delivering the exams.

Applications requiring validation

For information on the validation and training requirements needed to run Ƶ qualifications in the following subject areas, please contact the relevant department before making your application:

Terminology

Digital  
Assessments that involve candidates recording and uploading a performance or undertaking an exam via video conference. These can be remote (Digital Grades and Diplomas only) or taken at an On-Premise Exam Centre.

On-Premise Exam Centre 
Specific location(s) where candidates will take an exam(s) and/or be supported directly by the centre. Examples would include where a candidate undertakes an exam via video conference or face-to-face with a visiting Ƶ examiner at the centre or sits a written exam in a controlled environment there. Support from the centre might involve the provision of technical equipment or assistance to record or upload a performance.  

Remote (Digital Grades and Diplomas only) 
Candidates will be enrolled by an individual, eg teacher or organisation. Candidates, or the person supporting the candidate such as a teacher or family member, will record the performance(s) in an unspecified location, such as at home, and will upload performance(s) directly onto the submission platform.

 

Apply to become a Registered Exam Centre with Ƶ


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