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The Age Check Certification Scheme is an independent 3rd party certification scheme for providers of age restricted goods, content or services. We test that age check systems work. The scheme can be utilised to provide full conformity assessment in accordance with all aspects of age restricted sales. Our scheme, backed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, have developed an award-winning Android & iOS App, deployed to 18/19 year old test purchasers throughout all of the UK postcode areas – enabling us to offer a fully configurable test purchasing service for our clients.

We've built a state-of-the-art Age Check Test Studio where we can scientifically examine age check systems and equipment in different environments and using hundreds of presentation attack instruments to ensure that all appropriate anti-spoofing controls are in place. We've also developed a specialist Age Appropriate Design and GDPR Certification Scheme designed specifically for those providing age restricted goods, content and services.

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We opened our Age Check Testing Studio enabling us to examine all types of age check systems, equipment, devices and ID cards.


We secured investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to help us grow a worldwide certification team and bring high tech jobs and growth to the North


We launched the beta version of our state-of-the-art test purchasing app on the Android and iOS app stores. This app enables our test purchasers to manage their day-to-day activity in a geocoded secure and live process.


We gained our accreditation as a Highfield Qualifications Awarding Centre as we switched from EdExcel, providing new training opportunities, new workbooks and improved services for our learners


We started our first major partnership programme of activity aiming to reduce the number of legitimate retailers that were at risk of selling tobacco to children


We kicked the whole thing off...

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Our Values


Having the courage to shape the world we operate in for the good of children and young people


Being brilliant at what we do and a font of knowledge about age check laws and best practice


Acting honestly, impartially and inspiring the confidence of others


Fostering a safe space where people can thrive and develop to be their very best

Our state-of-the-art app enables our test purchasers to capture live, geo- coded, time stamped results providing instant feedback on age check performance.

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