A new paper published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has put forward proposals to allow TQS certificated providers to become Train to Gain brokers.
The proposals would allow colleges and other training organisations who have the Standard to provide brokerage services directly to employers, fully supported to offer an extended Train to Gain service.
Chris Humphries, Chief Executive of the Commission, said:
"The key is the Training Quality Standard, which is a must-have. I spoke to someone recently who had just been through it and been awarded the standard. They said it was pretty tough.
“I thought, 'good, that's what I like to hear'.”
The paper, entitled ‘Simplification of Skills in England’, also suggests setting up ‘Employee Development Centres’; shared bases for learning in business parks, industrial estates and shopping malls. TQS certificated providers would be invited to collaborate with the relevant management and tenants, and bid for funds to help set these up, with training supported by Train to Gain.