The Training Quality Standard for Employers is an assessment framework that sets out to assess and, where appropriate, certificate organisations’ internal training functions for:
(a) their responsiveness in delivering training and development solutions that meet customers’ needs, and
(b) their expertise in developing and deploying products and services to meet corporate aims and objectives.
The Standard was developed with the intention of driving through a cultural change in the delivery of training and development solutions, to improve the quality of provision, increase the impact of training on customers, and create a national mark by which those delivering to a high standard could be recognised.
The Training Quality Standard for Employers provides organisations delivering training and development solutions internally the same opportunity to achieve recognition for their provision and ensures that the best training is recognised wherever it is found.
The Training Quality Standard for Employers evolved from the mainstream version of the Training Quality Standard. In June 2007 the Standard was presented to a large group of employers, where it was so well received that the employers expressed an interest in the framework being developed so that it could be used for their own internal training provision.
Given that the purpose of the standard was to drive through a cultural change in the delivery of training and development, it was felt that employers should be given the opportunity to apply the Standard to their own internal training functions.
The framework was then adapted to focus on the ability of an organisation’s internal training function to meet the needs of its customers and the wider organisation.
There are numerous benefits to organisations both in the application process and in achieving certification against the Training Quality Standard for Employers. For a list of these benefits please refer to benefits page here.