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Latest update on our regulated qualifications - May/June 2022

Update from the Quality and Qualifications and Assessment Development Team

 

Quality Team and Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny (CASS) update

We are currently in the process of our second phase of centre monitoring for centres with active registrations who offer High Priority qualifications, as part of our CASS strategy. Centres who are in scope for monitoring will have been informed via their EQA during May 2022.  

 

Self-Assessment 

We are currently in the process of reviewing Centre Self-Assessment forms as part of our CASS strategy. Following this review, centres will be informed via an email of the outcomes of this review and if there are any further actions required.

We kindly remind centres to not upload polices unless they are requested to via email.

 

We are hiring

We are still recruiting professionals who wish to become External Quality Assurers (EQA). We welcome applications from all sectors, but we are particularly keen to hear from people with the following expertise

Construction with specialism in one or more of the following;

  • roofing
  • plastering
  • tiling
  • plant operations
  • formwork operations
  • wood occupations
  • interior systems 
  • controlling lifting operations

Retrofit 

Forest Schools 

Dog Grooming 

Medical technologies 

Chaplaincy 

 

If you would like more information about becoming an EQA please contact the Quality team on qualitymanagement@opencollnet.org.uk

Qualifications and Assessment Development

We would like to welcome our new Qualifications and Assessment Manager, Kim Underhill, to the team. Kim will take over from Sarah Bailey, our Compliance Manager, who has been caretaking this area.

 

Construction Amendments

We are in the process of amending our Construction qualifications because of a change to industry requirements. Centres who deliver our Construction qualifications have already been contacted to inform them of the up and coming changes.

The new amended qualifications are to be used for all new learner registrations from 29th July 2022. Any existing learners who have been registered up to and including the 28th of July 2022 will still have access to the legacy units and legacy learning objectives (which sit within the legacy qualifications).

 

Qualification title and QAN:

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts (Construction) 603/5885/3 - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller (Construction) 603/5815/4 - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction): Construction Operations 603/5835/X - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction): Drainage Construction 603/5835/X - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction): Concreting 603/5835/X - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) Excavation and Reinstatement 603/5835/X - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 6 NVQ Diploma for Construction Site Management: Building and Civil Engineering 603/5661/3 - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 6 NVQ Diploma for Construction Site Management: Residential Development 603/5661/3 - Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering 603/5886/5 -Amended
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Residential Development 603/5886/5 - Amended

 

New Qualifications

We have the following newly developed qualifications ready for centres to be approved for:

If you feel you need some advice or support on the development of a customised course, regulated qualification and/or QEL course that we do not currently offer, please contact our Business Support team via enquiries@opencollnet.org.uk who will be happy to discuss this with you further. 

General update

Are your learner records up to date?
Did any learners leave or withdraw without achieving their qualification or units? Please withdraw them if they have. 

Are all the contact details we hold for your provider up to date? 
We have a list of key contacts including: administration, quality assurance, curriculum development, and finance – it is essential that we have the correct named person for each of these roles so we can channel communication to the right person and offer the right support at the right time. This can be completed by your Centre Administrator within Contact Manager on Quartz. 

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