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9 July 2024

Keep your learners engaged over summer

Keep your students learning during the summer break, so they are engaged and well prepared for the next academic year with Capital Tutorials and the LearningPlus online platform
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10 January 2024

It all starts with skills!

‘It all starts with skills’ is the new Skills for Life campaign launched by the Department for Education aiming to motivate young people and more.
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13 December 2023

FAB Award Winners

We are delighted to announce a double success at last night’s FAB Awards, hosted by the Federation of Awarding Bodies.
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5 December 2023

Peep Practitioner Accreditation

Peeple use the AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group customised accreditation to support parents/carers and children to improve children's outcomes.
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1 December 2023

Access to HE: January starts

January starts or winter intake, marks a second opportunity for AIM Access to HE centres to welcome new learners beginning their journey to HE.
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10 November 2023

A Monumental Year!

AIM releases Impact Report for 2022 – 2023 showcasing their exceptional achievements over the last 12 months
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6 November 2023

Celebrating Youth Work Week 2023

Authorities have a duty to provide a local youth offer for young people and are required to ensure that their offer fulfils young peoples needs.
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23 October 2023

AIM make the FAB Finals

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group are overjoyed to be announced as finalists for several FAB awards categories.
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4 September 2023

New AIM phone number

We are pleased to announce an update to our contact information that will make reaching us easier and more affordable!
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4 September 2023

Learner Registration Reminder

To ensure a seamless process for learner registration and certification, we want to provide you with a quick reminder of the learner registration deadlines.
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1 September 2023

Welcome from AIM CEO

AIM CEO, Kevern Kerswell, welcomes new and returning centres for 2023-24 and shares our organisations' aspirations for the future.
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8 August 2023

Empowering Futures Awards 2023: Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group’s inaugural Empowering Futures Awards, designed to recognise and reward the fantastic achievements and work of AIM’s partner organisations across the FE and training sector.
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4 August 2023

Summer awarding success at AIM

AIM is pleased to announce completion of a successful awarding summer, with all qualification results processed and successfully submitted to QAA and UCAS ahead of schedule.
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20 April 2023

Flexi-job apprenticeships

AIM Assessment has recently partnered with a new flexi-job apprenticeship agency, ‘Power Up Agency’, a Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce project, who are specialists in supporting the creative and cultural sectors.
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5 April 2023

Live Event Technicians: Top 5 skills

Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular route into the events’ industry, with more than 500 Event Assistant apprentices entering the workplace between 2017 and 2021
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3 April 2023

Post-16 Reform: What it means for AIM Qualifications

Following the review of post-16 qualifications, the Department for Education (DfE) has started to implement its plan for a new, streamlined qualifications system for students aged 16 and over.  There will be two routes for students to choose from.
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1 February 2023

Forest School – the boom in outdoor learning

The Forest Schools qualifications provide an alternative approach which not only supports educational achievement but provides a wealth of “value added” benefits to support individuals navigate the road back to the new norm.
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16 December 2022

Seasons Greetings from Group CEO

With the Christmas season approaching, AIM Group CEO - Kevern Kerswell, looks back at the highlights from the past year and looks ahead to the future.
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8 November 2022

The Home Achievement Academy

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group has partnered with the charity Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of social housing, health and social care, to help improve the lives of their tenants.
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3 October 2022

A word from our CEO

As an introduction to the first AIM Newsletter our CEO, Kevern Kerswell, talks about the past, present and future of AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group
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16 September 2022

Expansion of the AIM Group

On 1 September 2022, AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group merged with Open College Network West Midlands and became one awarding organisation, operating under the name AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.
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1 September 2022

Two becomes one

On 1 September 2022, AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group and Open College Network West Midlands merged and became one organisation and now operate under the name AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.
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21 June 2022

A Week of Musical Celebration

This week is filled with events celebrating music, the music industry and musical events as World Music Day (21 June) lands loud and strong.
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26 April 2022

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy

AIM Center Lead, Amanda Ibrahim, looks at the government’s sustainability and climate change strategy, and explains why one particular AIM qualification could be a key starting place to introducing environmental education to her centre’s curricula.
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13 April 2022

What is an EPAO?

In this blog we look at what an EPAO is and how an employer can choose to use AIM Assessment as their EPAO.
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6 April 2022

World Health Day 2022

This World Health Day we’re helping education and training centres provide their learners and future learners with the chance to create a #healthiertomorrow.
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18 July 2021

Esports - the future

In our latest blog, Katharine Pearce talks about the world of esports and how AIM Qualifications has worked with centres like Overworld to create an esports qualification to provide the sport with new professionals.
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21 June 2021

Armed Forces Week 2021

To celebrate Armed Forces Week 2021 we spoke with Petty Officer Ratu Tuisawau, partner of our very own Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance; Debbie Jump.
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15 April 2021

Q&A with QAA’s Julie Mizon

Recently our Moderation Manager, Sally Howard, sat down virtually with QAA’s Access to HE Manager, Julie Mizon for a Q&A session about her experience with Access to HE and the benefits of the qualification.
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29 March 2021

AIM Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has left eggs around our website and asked us to find them but we need your help.
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19 March 2021

International Day of Happiness

To celebrate this year's International Day of Happiness, we asked the team to tell us one thing that made them happy outside of work and one thing that made them happy inside of work.
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6 October 2020

AIMVOCs - For all learners

How do you ensure that learners who fall outside the national curriculum get good support for their educational and vocational development?
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23 July 2020

Access to HE Diploma (Animal Science) launched

The Access to HE Diploma (Animal Science) is the latest qualification to be developed by AIM, in conjunction with a number of HEIs. This latest diploma is aimed at students wanting to gain the skills and knowledge to access undergraduate degrees within th
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10 September 2019

Launch day

Lindsay Cooper, Chair of AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group marks the official name change from AIM Awards.
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14 August 2019

New look AIM

As from 2 September 2019, AIM Awards became AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group, shortened to AIM for simplicity with a new brand and logo.
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14 August 2018

Coming soon…

We are excited to release our three new suites of Level 2 Creative Industries Qualifications
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16 July 2018

AIMVOCs in Transport and Logistics

We are excited to announce that AIMVOCs in Transport and Logistics qualifications will be available from 1st August 2018 and may be eligible for public funding
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21 August 2017

FAB Finalists 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Awarding Organisation of the year.
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12 April 2017

Qualification Extended until 2022

We are pleased to announce that the AIM Awards Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Venipuncture (601/2135/X) qualification has been extended for new learner registrations with a review date of 31st July 2022.
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21 November 2016

We have moved!

We are delighted to announce that we have moved to our fantastic new premises at Derby Pride Park!
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30 September 2016

We are Winners!

We're delighted to announce that we are finalists at the FAB Awards for Qualification of the Year!
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8 August 2016

Withdrawn Qualifications

Following on from recent requests from Ofqual, we have withdrawn a number of unused AIM Awards qualifications with a last new learner registration date of 30/09/2016.
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20 July 2016

Funding for 2016/17

Did you know we have a large number of qualifications and units available for 16-18 and 19+ funding in 2016/17? Our useful guidance and qualification lists are now available!
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18 July 2016

AIM Awards Conference Presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual conference earlier this month. Our workshops were well received and it was great to share our exciting new brands with you.
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5 April 2016

Games, Animation and VFX Skills and UCAS Points

We are pleased to announce that the AIM Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills (QCF) qualification has been approved by UCAS to carry admission points to support university applications.
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7 October 2015


AIM Awards is thrilled to announce the launch of our new bespoke online system Gradetraka.
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2 July 2015

AIM Awards Customer Survey

We would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions regarding your experience with us as an awarding organisation.
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18 May 2015

Pre-Access Funded Qualifications for 2015/16

We are pleased to announce a range of AIM Award qualifications at Level 2 which have been designed to prepare learners for the demands of the QAA Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma have been approved by Ofqual and will be available from June 2015.
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