If your Centre is approved to offer the Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - Balloon Artistry you can apply for the new qualification in Balloon Artistry approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website.
Centres should use the fast track form if:
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes.
Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application.
To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information.
Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme.