Learner Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please refer to the following frequently asked questions before contacting WAMITAB.

  1. How do I start a WAMITAB qualification?
  2. How does WAMITAB maintain the quality assurance of qualifications?
  3. Does WAMITAB deal directly with learners that are undertaking a qualification?
  4. What is the difference between a unit and a qualification?
  5. What are credits?
  6. What is an award?
  7. What is a certificate?
  8. What is a diploma?
  9. What are guided leaning hours?
  10. How do i get my certificate?

1. How do I start a WAMITAB qualification?

As an awarding organisation, WAMITAB does not deliver training but has a network of quality assured training providers that want to provide the best possible experience to their learners. Use our quick qualification search to find the qualification you need, then click view centres to find a training provider near you to register with.

We recommend that you contact more than one centre to get the best possible price for training and assessment services.

2. How does WAMITAB maintain the quality assurance of qualifications?

We have a team of External Quality Assurers (EQAs) who ensure that our centres meet all requirements to deliver and assess the WAMITAB qualifications which they offer. This includes Centre approval, qualification approval, Centre visits and sampling learner portfolios.

3. Does WAMITAB deal directly with learners that are undertaking a qualification?

If you are a learner and have a query regarding a WAMITAB qualification which you are undertaking, please contact your college or centre who will then contact WAMITAB on your behalf.

4. What is the difference between a unit and a qualification?

All WAMITAB qualifications are made up of units. Each unit has a set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria that an individual will be assessed against. If they are able to meet all the criteria a learner completes the unit and once the learner has completed all the units that make up their qualification they achieve that qualification.

5. What are credits?

Credits are used to measure learning. Ofqual (2012) states that the credit value gives an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification (one credit will usually take you 10 hours of learning).

6. What is an award?

This is the size of the qualification. Awards are made up of 1 to 12 credits (10 and 120 hours' learning). 

7. What is a certificate?

This is the size of the qualification. Certificates are made up of 13 to 36 credits (130 to 360 hours' learning).

8. What is a diploma?

This is the size of the qualification. Diplomas are made up of 37 credits (370 or more hours' learning). 

9. What are guided learning hours?

The number of tutor-led contact hours required to support learner achievement of a
unit/module or qualification.

10. How do I get my certificate?

The WAMITAB centre that you registered with at the start of your qualification is responsible for notifying WAMITAB of your achievement. Once we have received this notification, we will issue your certificate.