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The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]

Case Studies

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A case study is a description, of an incident, or event, of an individual or organisations, describing what happened in a particular situation. Unlike discussion questions the answers need to be developed through some form of analysis.

A case study is a description, of an incident, or event, of an individual or organisations, describing what happened in a particular situation. Unlike discussion questions the answers need to be developed through some form of analysis.

In a training context, the purpose of a case study could be to:

– Make individuals familiar with the reality of decision-making in organisations.
– Sensitise them to certain problems and issues encountered in policymaking.
– Help to analyse complex problems.
– Test application of certain solutions.
– Encourage or discourage certain types of behaviour or practices.
– Test relevance, application of certain theories and approaches to practical problems.

Our case studies will tend to follow the main presentations and will build on the concepts and information given them.

A case has generally the following structure:

A- the title: in our case perhaps the name of the CP Investment approach.

B- description: this is the main issue of the case. It is here that the story in the case is narrated.

C- a series of questions: Two or three questions will be asked to make the participants think about certain problems and issues in the case, try to analysethe problems with the help of theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques provided earlier in the training programme.

Hence the specifics of the questions are very important. Contents of these questions depend on the use to which the trainees will put the cases. They aregenerally structured to bring out different reactions of participants, their judgement on the behaviour of important actors or their actions, draw some lessons from the case for future decision-making.

Sometimes model answers to the questions will be given but this depends upon the nature of the situation discussed in the case and the type of questions.