Date of implementation: 1 August 2023

This page contains information on Agored Cymru standard fees and charges for 2023 - 2024. It lists all fees relating to Qualifications Wales, Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualifications and unregulated provision. The fees and charges published in this page are effective from 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2024 and are accurate at the time of publication. It is the responsibility of the approved centre to ensure the most up-todate version of this information is in use. In the event of non-payment of accounts Agored Cymru reserves the right to suspend registrations and withdraw centre approval.
Agored Cymru is a registered charity whose mission is to enable individuals achieve the skills and qualifications they need to maximise their potential, enrich their lives and to contribute to their communities and a strong economy. Our fees and charges are not subject to VAT.

Standard Centre Fees

Approval Fees for new centres
At point of application- Includes evaluation of the centre’s ability to deliver Agored Cymru regulated and or unregulated provision. The application fee is nonrefundable in the event a centre withdraws its application or has its application refused. £270
Upon final approval – Additional charges may be applied where further support from Agored Cymru is required to achieve compliance  These charges are instead of the annual fee for approved centres in the first year of working with us. £530
Annual Fee for Approved Centres
The annual fee is chargeable to all approved centres. This allows centres to:
  • maintain their approval status
  • deliver accredited units and qualifications
  • access curriculum advice
  • access scheduled and bespoke training
  • receive external quality assurance (EQA)
  • access customer service support


Learner Related Charges
Individual credits will be invoiced at the point of award unless otherwise stated £3.50
An annual minimum activity charge equating to 165 credits will be invoiced and payable in advance (August 2023) £580
Full qualifications are charged individually and are invoiced at the point of registration unless otherwise stated Individual qualification charges are detailed within our published price list 

Additional Charges – Regulated (QW & Ofqual) & Unregulated Provision

Late Registration Fees (per learner)
Learners must be registered as follows to avoid late fees: within 25 working days from the start date of courses of 15 weeks or less; within 40 working days from the start of courses of more than 15 weeks £20
Late submission of claims for Awards (per submission)
A submission is late if it is received more than 6 months (182 days) after the end date of the class. £20


Replacement Certificates
Paper certificates £30
Re-issue to electronic certificates £10


Access to Higher Education

Registration fees (per learner)
All learners to be confirmed within 6 weeks of course start date. £150
Late Registration fees (per learner)
If 42 days or more after the start of the course £200
(registration fee plus £50)
Additional charges
Late amendment to unit selection if more than 84 days after course start date £100
per programme run (class)
Amendments to the award of credit and/or unit grades after certification £50.00
per amendment and reissue of certificate/transcript
Appeal (not charged if upheld) £50.00
Additional remote EQA activity (as an outcome of a level 2 sanction) £80.00
Additional on-site EQA activity (as an outcome of a level 2 sanction) £250.00

Training and Events

Newly approved centres
Four free spaces are available across the following courses, within the first 12 months of becoming an approved centre:
  • Introduction to Assessment
  • Introduction to Internal Quality Assurance
Recognised centres
The following support isfree of chargeto any approved centre:
  • Induction for New Centres
  • Introduction to Administration Processes
  • Breakfast briefings
  • Centre network meetings
Additional Training/Events
All other Training and CPD events will be charged at the advertised rate
All training charges will be payable prior to the event to avoid disputes over cancellations or substitutions.
Please see Training and Events for details
Cancellation Fees
Minimum charge of £50 per delegate for non-attendance at any free event. There will be no refund where courses are charged for but nominating an alternative attendee can be accommodated.
  Attendees will receive a 50% refund when a full cancellation is made no later than 10 working days prior to the event.   There will be no refunds where a full cancellation is received less than 10 working days prior to the event, or for non-attendance.
Circumstances may arise that result in the need to cancel, reschedule or postpone an event, due to an unforeseen occurrence.
Agored Cymru reserves the right to cancel courses when unforeseen circumstances arise. this circumstance. All delegates will be refunded or reallocated a place on a rescheduled event


Other Charges

Projects and Product Development  
Approval of new units Please contact the Product Development Team for a formal quotation based on level of work required
Projects and Consultancy Please contact us for a formal quotation based on level of work required
Quality Mark Please contact your Business Development Manager for a formal quotation
Customised Programmes of Learning Please contact your Business Development Manager for a formal quotation
Employer Endorsed Programmes Please contact your Business Development Manager for a formal quotation
Quality Assurance
Additional remote External Quality Assurance support (per half day) £120
Additional External Quality Assurance Visit (per half day) £220
(plus travel and subsistence)


Agored Cymru reserve the right to apply a 5% surcharge on any late paid invoices