Join

To join the Unit Award Scheme (UAS), you'll need to:

  1. complete a centre registration form
  2. attend a training meeting.

If your school or college doesn't have a Department for Education (DfE) or National Centre Number, you'll need to supply the following information on the registration form:

  • contact details of two referees we can approach (for your school or college, not for the proposed UAS coordinator)
  • website details or other published information where we can find out more about your school or college
  • confirmation that your school or college has a Child Protection Policy if working with young people under the age of 16.

Also, if you don't receive 100% government funding, eg you are an independent school rather than a mainstream school or academy, you'll need to complete the Credit Assessment Form (included in the registration form).

Webinars: UAS for Special Educational Needs and Youth Services

Watch our webinars to find out more about how the Unit Award Scheme (UAS) can be used specifically within Special Educational Needs, and in a youth services setting. Register to watch these webinars using the links below:

Upcoming training meetings

DateVenue
25 September 2019 London
26 September 2019 London
8 October 2019 Manchester
11 November 2019 York
10 December 2019 London
11 December 2019 London
23 January 2020 Birmingham
5 February 2020 London
11 March 2020 Leeds
26 March 2020 London
6 May 2020 Manchester
9 June 2020 London
18 June 2020 Birmingham
8 July 2020 London

Please use our online booking system to book your place at UAS new school/college training meetings. Please don't book onto a meeting with less than three working days' notice. Instead, book onto the next appropriate meeting for you on the list. You are limited to booking one or two delegates to begin with – if you'd like a third delegate to attend, contact us a few days before the meeting to see if we have spare capacity.

There is a fee for this training. See our fees page or contact us for further information.

We may also be able to train you and your colleagues at your school or college. If you'd like us to do this, email us with three dates that would work for you.

What the training covers

We'll cover:

  • how the UAS works
  • administration and assessment
  • how to find, amend and write units.

What happens after training

Once your registration has been approved and you've completed the training, you'll be invoiced for the one-off registration fee. We'll then send you access information for Gateway – our online processing system.

Contact us when students have completed their first units, and we'll explain what you need to do to get the evidence checked before your certificates are issued.