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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

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 [...]

PROMOTING TRAINING BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ORGANISATION

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Training, like any service, can either simply be made available or it can be actively promoted. In most organisations, learning opportunities are simply made available and those who want to use them do so. This is fine with most organisations, and training treated in this manner can be successful. For training to grow and for organisations to develop training programmes that attract people, however, it is necessary to promote and market training. At its very simplest, this means five things: the right training, in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost, advertised appropriately.

Inside the organisation: A TNA, done well, will clearly identify the right training for the particular parts of the organisation, and, if this is fed back to staff, it will be a self-advertising process.

Outside the organisation: This is clearly more difficult, and many organisations start from what they have to offer as a way of structuring training. This is all right in many cases, but it means that the organisation is trying to train people from its perception of participants’ needs. It is necessary for the organisation to speak to potential ”consumers” and clarify what their needs are and relate these to the skills and expertise that they can offer.