In May 2010, EMD UK Ltd took the decision to develop its portfolio of provision by establishing an awarding organisation.
It had undertaken the process of achieving recognition from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) based on its previous experience and expertise:
- in the delivery of training in the areas of ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy,
- in the provision of immigration advice in relation to citizenship and settlement
- in the administration of the English Language Tests approved by UKBA as part of the Points Based System.
The company call upon the services of Peter Wren, a former chief executive of a national awarding organisation, to act as its adviser in this enterprise.
EMD (Qualifications) Limited was incorporated as a separate company on 29 June 2010.
EMD (Qualifications) Limited was successfully recognised as a NQF awarding organisation for ESOL and Basic Skills qualifications on 12 May 2011.