Why choose our qualifications?

  • We have developed a complete range of qualifications to suit any individual at any stage of their career.
  • We have a network of quality assured centres to deliver our qualifications to the highest standards.
  • If you achieve one of our qualifications you will receive a nationally recognised certificate.

Qualification Levels and Equivalents

Entry: qualifications that provide a basis for progression into work or other learning programmes.

  • Level 1: comparable to NVQ Level 1, GCSEs D-G and Foundation Diplomas
  • Level 2: comparable to NVQ Level 2, GCSEs A*-C and Higher Diploma
  • Level 3: comparable to NVQ Level 3, A and AS levels, as well as an Advanced Diploma
  • Level 4: comparable to NVQ Level 4 and Certificate of Higher Education

Enquiries and Appeals

CIWM (WAMITAB) is committed to providing a high quality service and to maintaining the highest standards for it learners, centres and other stakeholders. Learners who are registered with CIWM (WAMITAB) for regulated qualifications who wish to enquire or appeal against a test result should read our Enquiries and Appeals Policy.

The forms to complete for an enquiry or appeal are:

Learner Application for an Enquiry about a Test Result
Centre Application for an Enquiry about a Test Result(s)

Replacement certificates

If your CIWM (WAMITAB) certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed then you may request a replacement. CIWM (WAMITAB) will require candidates to make their request in writing (email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Employer
  • Award achieved
  • Date of birth

(Please note: a charge is usually made for replacements and certificates are only issued on receipt of payment.)

CIWM (WAMITAB) will then check candidate details and the information relating to the issue of the original certificate on our database. If this information is correct, then the original certificate will be made void and the database updated to show a replacement certificate has been issued.

After payment, the replacement certificate will be raised and issued with text stating “this is a replacement certificate”.

Frequently Asked Questions

As an awarding organisation, CIWM (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 website 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.

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

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

All CIWM (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.

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). 

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

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

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

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

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

CIWM (WAMITAB) Whistle-blowing Policy

Whistle blowing encourages and enables individuals to raise serious concerns with CIWM (WAMITAB) rather than overlooking a problem or ‘blowing the whistle’ outside. CIWM (WAMITAB) is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty and integrity for the benefit of its approved centres, learners and the public at large.

This policy aims to:

  • Encourage CIWM (WAMITAB) learners and approved centre staff to report wrong doings, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate and that their confidentially will be respected.
  • Make guidance available to those who wish to report wrong doings.

All concerns will be treated in confidence and every effort will be made not to reveal your identity if you so wish. At the appropriate time, however, you may need to come forward as a witness.


Introduction to the Learner Fair Processing Notice

CIWM (WAMITAB) is committed to data security and the fair and transparent processing of personal data. This Fair Processing Notice (Notice) sets out how we will treat the personal data which you provide to us in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, when it comes into force, the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), and any regulatory requirements as specified by the qualification regulators of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. WAMITAB is a registered organisation with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Please read this Notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal data, your rights in relation to your personal data, and how to contact us in the event that you would like to report a concern about the way in which we process your data.

Click on the link below to read the document.

GDPR03 – Learner Fair Processing Notice