A centre consortium is a partnership between centres to offer qualifications. Find out how to set up centre consortia for academic and vocational qualifications.
Candidates from different centres may be taught and assessed together, but entered through the centre at which they're enrolled. In such cases, you'll need to let us know that your centres wish to be treated as a consortium.
Responsibilities within a centre consortium
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|Centres that make entries and registrations within the consortium programme, and are responsible for all administrative processes.||A centre that delivers the consortium programme.|
How to apply for centre consortium approval
To tell us about your consortium:
- Nominate a consortium coordinator to liaise with us on behalf of your consortium
- Complete the Centre Consortium Arrangements Form
- Post your completed form to:
One90 High Holborn
Please note that:
- You'll need to complete a new application for each examination series
- The form must be submitted by 31 October for the following January series, or by 31 January for the following June series.
How the consortium will work
When you're set up as a consortium, your candidates will be treated as a single group for the purposes of coursework or controlled assessment moderation.
The consortium coordinator must ensure that internal standardisation is carried out by all the teachers involved in the subject in the consortium.
The same moderator will be allocated to every centre within the consortium for a particular component, with confirmation or adjustment of marks being applied to all centres within the consortium.