Training Excellence offers assessment and recognition to all training organisations - and that offer has to reflect the many different business models they employ. Part of that is in ensuring that the Improvement Framework itself shows no favour to different market focus, or different governance arrangements. We’re sure that the Improvement Framework can be flexible across commercial providers, FE colleges, HE institutions and employers’ own Learning and Development units.
Another part of Training Excellence being flexible to different business models is in recognising the role that industry specialisms - crafting the model to suit the needs of a particular set of business customers - can play. That’s why we’ve developed a model that allows us to use Key Process Reviews and Capability and Performance Assessments to assess, and recognise, expertise around sectors. This part of the Training Excellence offer is set out here.
For those of you that had TQS, this will be familiar territory: what used to be Part B in TQS is now Industry Specialism in Training Excellence. But again, the change from TQS allows us to make the offer more useful, more valuable to training organisations:
First, better matching the improvement plans for many training organisations, the Key Process Review allows us a lighter weight tool which can be a powerful model for driving change across different divisions and departments, helping to compare and align their different approaches.
Second, for smaller organisations with a single dominant specialism, we can now integrate Industry Specialism assessment into the wider assessment - helping to cut out duplication, and keep cost down.
Third, for all organisations, integrating the assessment of Industry Specialism within the same Improvement Framework - asking the same questions, but directing them at different parts of the organisation’s operation. That helps to keep the process transparent, and more easily linked between the sectoral parts of the organisation and the wider delivery approach.
If you’d like to find out more about Industry Specialism, then please do get in touch.