Validated learning Programmes 

Not all existing qualifications fit the needs of your organisation, which is why we are able to offer Endorsed Learning Programmes – our recognition of your own courses and training programmes. The endorsement helps your training stand out from the rest, and brings the prestige of NLS to employers and learners alike in indigenous market as well as overseas. The availability of such Validated Learning Programmes (VLP) gives learners confidence that the programmes are developed around best practice and they are working towards globally recognised standards.

The VLP is not a regulated qualification, however your organisation owns the training programme and it remains unique to your organisation.

Annual quality assurance carried out by NLS is also a feature of the programme and ensures it meets NLS standards.


Benefits of Validated Learning Programmes (VLP)


NLS endorsement of your programmes provides learners, employers and training providers assurance that your course meets nationally recognised standards and is directly related to functions that will improve workplace performance.


Endorsement Package


Our endorsement provides:

  • 3 years approval for your organisation to deliver Endorsed Learning Programmes
  • An NLS certificate to confirm centre approval
  • Use of NLS logo on promotional materials
  • Inclusion in our centre directory to promote your organisation
  • Issue certificate for learner achievements


Endorsement Process

The process for gaining NLS endorsement of your learning programme is straightforward and we undertake to respond in timely manner to assist you in this process. The process is simple and outlined below:

  • You must be an NLS Approved Centre
  • Complete VLP Form for each programme along with syllabus.
  • Transfer centre / VLP related fees to NLS bank account


Programme Review:

  • NLS conduct review of learning programme and support materials
  • NLS provide detailed feedback to centre
  • Further review can be undertaken- subject to an additional charge


Programme Endorsed:

  • If the programme review is successful NLS issues an official confirmation letter to confirm endorsement


Quality Assurance of VLP:

  • NLS External Quality Assurer (EQA) undertakes checks prior to the first certificate claim