The PQB (Publishing Qualifications Board) is responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of self-study courses. PQB courses have, at their core, detailed and carefully moderated performance evaluation and reporting, so that trainees and employers can accurately assess levels of knowledge and skill. Qualifications are awarded at pass, merit or distinction. 

These courses are recognised by the publishing community as indicators of professional competence. The courses facilitate entry to a variety of publishing careers, especially within the freelance proofreading and editing community.

Incorporated in 1991, the Publishing Qualifications Board main objective is to establish, administer and award national vocational, European, International and other qualifications.

Complaints and Appeals Procedures

From time to time a student may have concerns about some aspect of their experience of the course they are studying. The Complaints and Appeals procedure provides a process for the student to express those concerns and have them assessed in a fair and impartial way. Information about the procedures are here.


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