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TrainingZONE LearningWire #168 – accreditation and qualifications issue


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 168
3 September 2001

RESOURCES: NVQ support materials
NEWS and INFORMATION: Employers failing to deliver on training
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Training Solutions Manager, major gvmt initiative
COMMUNITY FEATURES: New reviews published

Editor's note

With the start of the new academic year nearly upon us,
September's focus on the site looks at accreditation and

Among the special features on the site this month: NVQ support
packs for assessors and verifiers, sign up for an accredited
action learning programme, read our guide on how to become a
Microsoft Certified trainer, find out how to get your own
training accredited. To access all these links, simply go to .
In addition, if there's something you would like to see featured
on this topic during this month, do let us know.

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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This month's theme: accreditation and qualifications

NVQ support materials
Help is at hand for NVQ assessors and verifiers, in the form of
a series of NVQ support materials put together by Karen Legg.

The D32 support pack gives advice on how to plan assessments with
candidates, judging performance and knowledge against NVQ
standards, making an assessment decision and providing feedback
to further the assessment process. See

The D33 support pack gives advice and support on how to agree and
review an assessment plan with your candidate, using diverse
sources of evidence, including simulation, role-play, projects or
assignments, and case studies. It also covers making an
assessment decision by judging evidence and providing feedback.
Both of these resources also include a glossary of NVQ terms. See

D34 - the role of the internal verifier - looks at how to support
and advise both experienced and inexperienced assessors. It
considers how to monitor and maintain the assessment process by
checking the candidate records and ensuring the correct
documentation is completed. The resource includes how to check
the decisions made by assessors and providing feedback. See

About the author
Karen says: 'Having worked in the hospitality industry for most
of my career, I have spent 18 months as a NVQ Assessor and have
completed my NVQ Level 4 in Training and Development. I am a
registered food hygiene tutor, and am currently employed by ntl:
as a Training and Development Co-ordinator.'

Buy each pack for 5 GBP or save 20 per cent if you buy all three.

Do you offer courses leading to recognised qualifications?
Get them showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals here
on TrainingZONE this month. For more information, contact or see

For the latest daily updates, see

Morris gives new push to basic skills scheme
The government is to launch a new advertising campaign aimed at
increasing take-up of a range of basic skills initiatives.

Employers are failing to deliver on training
Employers talk big when it comes to training but are failing to
deliver, says a new Learning and Skills Council report.

The five steps to work-life balance
An opportunity to explore ways in which they can develop a work-
life culture and support staff in being able to achieve these
balance objectives.

Learning for work is failing to deliver
- A new CIPD report is sceptical about the value and focus of
Learning for Work programmes.

A selection of new opportunities for training professionals this week:

Training Solutions Manager, major government initiative, 29k +
attractive bonus, based Sheffield.

Training Consultant - sales and marketing specialist, salary neg. +
pens + car

For details of other quality positions like these, see


TrainingZONE's reviewers assess the latest publications and
course materials on a regular basis. Latest reviews this month:

Teamworking reviewed

The Brainmap reviewed

27 Ways to Integrate Training and Development with the Needs of
Your Organization reviewed

75 Ways of Working with Groups to Develop Their Training Skills

If you're looking to purchase a training resource, find out
whether it's been reviewed first at

Any Answers
Be part of your community and share what you know! This weeks'
postings include:

- Karin Younger seeks recommendations please for a self-
assessment questionnaire for management skills

- Mary Jackson needs advice for a voluntary organisation looking
to accredit external training programme.

- Cathy Young asks, is it only me, or is MOUS complicated?!

To read members' answers to these questions, or to add a question
or answer of your own, join in now at

Thanks to Susan McGaughran, David Nicoll and Melanie Hollinshead,
who were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this

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