Venepuncture EQA Wanted

Gatehouse Awards are currently recruiting freelance External Quality Assurers (External Verifiers) with experience of working in the following sectors:   Clinical Health Skills – Venepuncture There are a number of positions available nationally.   Our External Quality Assurers monitor the quality of assessments delivered by our Centres ensuring our qualifications are delivered in line with regulatory requirements; while providing the …

Launch of Health and Social Care Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards has launched a range of Health and Social Care qualifications, starting with Level 3 Awards relating to Venepuncture. Coming soon – a suite of brand new Health and Social Care qualifications, which will include Safeguarding, Manual Handling, Infection Control, Dementia Awareness and a range of Clinical Health Skills and many more. Check our website regularly for updates on …

Coming Soon!

Gatehouse Awards is launching a range of new and innovative qualifications in the coming months including further Food Safety qualifications, a range of Clinical Healthcare Skills and new Communications Skills for a variety of different industry sectors. Check our website regularly for updates!

Launch of Vocational Qualifications

Our Food Safety for Catering and Food Safety for Retail Level 2 qualifications are now available! These are ideal qualifications for candidates working in a food catering or retail environment and Approved Centres also have access to high quality endorsed on-line learning materials and an on-line assessment package to support their course delivery. Contact us today for full information!

ESOL Skills for Life Update

Gatehouse Awards ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are now available! They are designed for candidates who are living, working or studying here in the UK and available for new and existing Centres to offer to their learners right now. Contact us today to find out more about how you can make ESOL Skills for Life qualifications available to your learners.

ESOL Skills for Life Qualifications arriving December 2015

We are pleased to announce that our suite of Entry Level qualifications in ESOL Skills for Life will be available on 1st December 2015. The qualifications will be externally set and internally marked by centre staff. Further details will be sent to all our approved centres shortly.

Important changes to GA IESOL examinations

Following our recent communication regarding changes to our IESOL examination model in November, we are writing to remind you that Gatehouse Awards qualifications will not be suitable to support any immigration applications made on or after 19th November 2015. As a result of that, Gatehouse Awards IESOL examinations will no longer be considered high stake, and to reflect that we …


UPDATE: Please note, however, that in the most recent version of Guide AN (October 2015), on pages 7 and 14 it is stated that “From 12th November 2015, we will only accept English language qualifications from the Home Office approved list of acceptable qualifications.”,  and that in the current application Form AN (October 2015) there is no place for an …


We understand that there has been a lot of confusion over the changes the UKVI have recently announced and so we have asked UKVI for clarification. Below is the UKVI’s definitive guidance to the changes: Currently, there are two different systems for demonstrating English language through an English language qualification: Limited leave – applicants  have  always been required to have …

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Gatehouse Awards!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR JANUARY 2015 To celebrate the New Year, we are offering Centre Approval to new Centres for the fantastic, heavily-discounted rate of only £100. And you don’t even have to pay until your first learners are registered! Interested in finding out more? Take a look at our Welcome Pack for new centres here (insert link to become a …