Gem-A has been an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation since late 2010.

What does Ofqual do?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. They help to maintain the standards and confidence of vocational and technical qualifications offered by Awarding Organisations, such as Gem-A.

The following Gem-A qualifications are Ofqual regulated:

Gem-Basics – Ofqual Level 2
Gemmology Foundation – Ofqual Level 4
Diamond Diploma – Ofqual Level 5
Gemmology Diploma – Ofqual Level 6

What does ‘being regulated’ mean?

•You can rely and have confidence in the integrity and quality of our qualifications.
•You can be sure that the qualification reliably indicates the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will demonstrate.
•You can also be sure that the assessments and examinations will show what students have achieved.