Are academia finally seeing the benefits of alternative forms of assessment, just like NVQ assessments, with the rise of essay-writing companies…? Nothing new perhaps, but it’s good to see that academia are realising there’s far more to it than just writing stuff down… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36276324
ATDirect are delighted to announce our successful association with Construction Training Academy (CTA), one of the most highly respected and rapidly growing training and assessment centres in the sector. ATDirect supplied consultancy support in the set up process which led to successful approval by CSkills Awards as an Approved Assessment Centre on …Read More
VQ Day is a celebration of vocational achievement. There are GCSE and A-Level results days so why not a day to celebrate VQs? Hence VQ Day! Vocational qualifications have never been more important to the economy and the individual; they deliver the trained, talented employees businesses are crying out for …Read More
At the beginning of October 2015 OfQual withdrew the Regulatory Arrangements for the QCF (Qualification Credits Framework) and replaced it with a new framework for qualifications called the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). So what does this mean? Basically, QCF was very prescriptive about how qualifications should be structured – the …Read More
The flagship scheme for certifying builders has been called into question after a string of test centres were caught rigging health and safety exams. Read BBC news article here.
Change is upon us once again with the introduction of a new national framework for qualifications to replace the current Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF). The new ‘Regulated Qualifications Framework’ (RQF) officially comes into effect today with a phased transition for existing qualifications to meet its new requirements by 31 …Read More
ATD travelled to Dubai last week to deliver the Level 3 Assessor Certificate course to the staff and senior management of the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Middle East Academy. Although the days were shortened for Ramadan, the training was a success – thanks to the delegates for their energy, engagement and …Read More
John Waite investigates a company which claimed to be the UK’s leading training provider and held tax-payer funded contracts worth millions of pounds for courses designed to get people back to work. But he discovers how some of its learners were given certificates for courses they never completed and others …Read More
As VQ Day 2014 gets underway, Jan Hodges argues that to get rid of the two-tier system, further education must ensure its success stories aren’t just a well-kept secret. Jan Hodges OBE, Guardian Professional, Wednesday 4 June 2014 07.00 BST The past 60 years has seen a steady, constant expansion …Read More
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