January 4, 2021
GLH, RQF, TQT, EQA, IQA – a confusing bunch of letters!
If you’re looking at taking a training course which leads to a proper, recognised, qualification then you’ve probably noticed that the whole area is rife with acronyms, initials and odd little three-letter addendums. You’re certainly not alone if you think that these are confusing, inconsistent and, well, generally a pain to deal with. We’re talking […]
December 21, 2020
Online training – is it worthwhile?
Online training has come a long way in recent years, indeed the uptake for online training, or e-learning, worldwide is shortly due to pass those of traditional face-to-face courses. But how does it compare with traditional bricks and mortar learning? To consider whether any training is truly worthwhile we really have to consider three things:1. […]
November 30, 2020
What does Occupational Competence mean?
Put simply it means having up to date knowledge and skills in your subject area, ie those things you want to teach or assess. And you have to be able to prove this, and there are two main ways to prove Occupational Competence – experience and qualifications. 1. Experience The most common way to achieve […]
November 24, 2015
What is the difference between the Awarding Bodies?
Does the Awarding Body you use for your qualification matter? What is the difference between the awarding bodies and what should you look out for?
March 25, 2014
How does City and Guilds monitor training providers ?
City and Guilds is an Awarding Organisation, which means that it has recognition from the government office Ofqual to issue qualifications and certificates to people, set exams and have an influence on the requirements for new qualifications.
May 4, 2009
Awarding Body and exams
Here at Carlton Training we work with various exam boards or “Awarding Bodies” as they are now called, and we are approved by several of them to offer different qualifications. However with all this variety there is always room for confusion about who does what and how the different qualifications are organised so here is […]