About UKAP

UKAP is a national Professional Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 25,000 learners from over 400 colleges, schools and training organisations chose UKAP as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Dynamic and responsive

UKAP is a registered education and training provider. UKAP is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values-based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

UKAP’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related QCF qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

UKAP is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the regulators are the Office of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Supported Distance learning

The UKAP teach through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’, which is:


  • Flexible – students work where and when they choose to fit in with jobs, families and other commitments
  • All-inclusive – students get all the high-quality materials they need to study
  • Supportive – personal tutors provide academic expertise, guidance and feedback and run group tutorials; and specialist advisers are on hand to help with other aspects of UKAP study
  • Social – students get together at tutorials, day schools and informal study groups; and through online conferencing, study networks and course forums.



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