What is the Training Quality Standard?
The Training Quality Standard is a framework and an assessment and certification process which recognises and celebrates the best organisations delivering training and development solutions to employers. For more details click here
What is the purpose of the Training Quality Standard?
The aims of the Training Quality Standard are to create an assessment framework and process through which the best organisations providing and delivering training and development solutions to employers can be recognised and marked out.
To this end the Standard assesses and, where appropriate, certificates organisations for their:
The Skills Funding Agency (and previously The Learning and Skills Council) has invested in the development of the Training Quality Standard (formerly the new standard) to create a credible national mark which employers can follow to access responsive and relevant training and development provision. In doing so, it is expected that the Training Quality Standard will stimulate significant improvements in the quality of training and development provision, so that it delivers greater impact for employers, greater value for the taxpayer, and recognition for those delivering to a high standard.
What impact will the Standard have?
The Training Quality Standard has the potential to make an impact through:
The Training Quality Standard has been tested through survey research to ensure that the approach is recognised as valuable by employers. Once the concept has been explained, 92% of employers report that they would find it 'quite useful' or 'very useful' in helping them to source training provision.
Who can apply?
Any organisation providing and delivering training and development solutions can use the Training Quality Standard as an assessment framework, regardless of its size, ownership, governance or funding arrangements. The Training Quality Standard has been designed to be neutral with respect to these factors, and to be non-prescriptive as to the delivery model.