Crossfields Institute is an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications and examinations in England and therefore of awarding organisations in England. Crossfields Institute is a charity working to promote holistic, integrative education and the awarding organisation develops specialist qualifications using subject expertise from vision-based organisations, centres and colleges in the UK and overseas. Crossfields Institute Group also contains Crossfields Learning which offers higher education programmes, Crossfields Institute accredited programmes and short courses, and Crossfields Europa which provides consultancy and coaching services and education programmes in Denmark.

Our approval as an awarding organisation means that we can develop regulated qualifications at different levels in the following subject areas:

    • Health and social care
    • Teaching and learning
    • Agriculture, horticulture and forestry
    • Leadership and management
    • Child development and well being
    • Foundations for learning and life
    • Philosophy

As an awarding organisation, we work particularly with those that are innovating in these sectors. Crossfields Institute qualifications are designed to cultivate attributes such as independent thinking, curiosity, resilience and social awareness alongside academic knowledge. Our holistic approach to education aims to encourage cognitive, practical, emotional and spiritual development, supporting learners to reach their full potential and become active citizens.

We work with education providers in England and overseas to develop qualifications that suit their needs or embed their particular method or approach into a robust qualification. We also work with forward thinking employers to develop specific qualifications to support them in building their vision or method and developing in-service capacity.

We offer three different levels of accreditation or validation depending on your requirements:

    1. Ofqual Regulated Qualifications
    2. Customised (Self-regulated) Qualifications
    3. Crossfields Institute Quality Mark

If you would like further details about these, read the dedicated pages in this section of the site.

Benefits of Accreditation

An accredited qualification or programme enhances the reputation of your education or training programme. It gives learners, the public and employers confidence in the quality of the education and achievement. In addition to this, it can promote your organisation’s method and vision to a wider audience, and demonstrate a commitment to succession building within your organisation. It can also give learners the recognition and confidence they need to enrol on the course.

If you are interested in developing a qualification or programme please get in touch: or call 01453 808118.

To find out more about what an awarding organisation is, please read What is an English Awarding Organisation?