This short document sets out the Training Quality Standard's aims, approach, and the content of the assessment framework and processes. The document concludes by setting out some of the benefits of seeking assessment for organisations delivering training and development solutions to employers.
This sets out the requirements for organisations applying, and seeking assessment and possible certification, against the Training Quality Standard, including the specific requirements for organisations in receipt of public funds.
This short document sets out the Training Quality Standard for Employers’ aims, approach, and the content of the assessment framework and processes. The document concludes by setting out some of the benefits of seeking assessment for organisations delivering training and development solutions internally.
We recognise the Training Quality Standard will be part of an approach to continuous quality improvement, not a substitute, and so we want to make sure that it complements your other work, rather than forcing you to duplicate it. For that reason, we have taken five leading quality assessment frameworks in use by Training Quality Standard applicants and identified how their different elements or indicators map to the different indicators of the Standard.
This Technical Note supplements the TQS Applicant Guide and focuses on Indicator Statement A.5.2. (Impact Employers). The guidance explores what the Standard is looking for in more detail, as well as offering some additional considerations which will help you evaluate what you are doing at the moment. Regardless of the stage you’re at – whether you hold Certification or are preparing to register for assessment – this guidance will help you better understand the A.5.2 Indicator Statement and consider what you do to assess your impact on customers’ business needs moving forwards.
It’s important to note that Technical Notes do not prescribe how the Indicator should be met; the Standard is non-prescriptive and every Indicator will be assessed in the context of your Strategy. If you have any comments on the guidance note, please feel free to send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document contains information on subsidy eligibility and branding for those organisations who held, or currently hold, CoVE status.
Applying for Training Quality Standard assessment can be a challenge. We know that many organisations thinking about applying and planning their Standard journey pick up ideas and preconceptions that aren’t always right – and so we end up with some myths in circulation. For that reason, we’ve put together this Mythbuster, to set the record straight and clarify some of the mistaken ideas doing the rounds. We’re also keen to hear where you’ve picked up any other myths – or even to help you to find out the truth if you think you’ve heard something wrong. If that’s the case, please do get in touch – and the same applies if anything’s not clear about any aspects of the Standard’s workings.
Improving the way the organisation engages and responds to employers is a priority for many universities, adapting to the changing market but also the demands of policymakers. The Training Quality Standard’s non-prescriptive approach and its track record of identifying and challenging training delivery marks it out as an opportunity for these universities to test the way they operate, and seek public recognition for their expertise. This Guidance serves a number of purposes. First, we want to explain how the Training Quality Standard can help universities. In doing so, we look at how the Standard is relevant and value-adding as a development tool or as an opportunity for external assessment. Second, we want to help higher education institutions considering applying for assessment, to know what to expect and how to make the most of it.