The UK’s Largest Certification Authority
- ACE: Day 1
- ACW: Day 0
- MA: Day 1
Instructus certifies over 80,000 apprenticeships every year, more than any other UK certification authority. This process is made possible by the accurate and expedient work of our Certification team, who liaise with you at every step to ensure that you receive your certificates as quickly as possible.
At the most recent Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) audit our certification team received the highest possible grade for their work. We work to a service level agreement of 10 working days for processing, although in practice we aim for a turnaround of 6 working days.
We certificate for apprenticeships in England, Wales and Scotland. We also register apprentices at the beginning of their apprenticeship programme in Scotland – see below for further details. Certification for Northern Ireland is undertaken by ApprenticeshipsNI.
English apprenticeship certificates must be applied for via the online Apprenticeship Certificates England (ACE) system. You must register to use ACE before applying for a certificate.
ACE is managed by FISSS, which has set the costs of applying for a certificate at £22.00. This charge covers the costs of running the certification system and processing individual applications.
Welsh apprenticeship certificates must be applied for via the online Apprenticeship Certificates Wales (ACW) system. You must register to use ACW before applying for a certificate.
ACW is managed by the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS), which has set the costs of applying for a certificate at £22.00. This charge covers the costs of running the certification system and processing individual applications.
Scotland (Modern Apprenticeships)
In Scotland, training providers and colleges must register with us to deliver the following Modern Apprenticeships. Centre registration is £50 per centre for each Modern Apprenticeship framework and level.
Once a training provider or college is registered to deliver the Modern Apprenticeship, they must register their learners at the beginning of the programme via the Modern Apprenticeship Online (MA Online) system. Certification for learners also takes place through the MA Online system.
Learner registration costs £50 per learner which covers both registration and certification costs.
To support centre registration and the use of the MA Online system, please refer to the Federation’s website.