The SkillsActive Endorsement Panel Explained

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The SkillsActive Endorsement Panel is made up of industry experts who currently tutor and assess training programmes covering: private Training Providers, Higher Education Institutions, colleges and freelance trainers, ensuring that they are kept up to date with current practice.

The Endorsement Panel are responsible for making governance decisions surrounding SkillsActive Endorsement and for discussing submissions from prospective and current Training Providers applying for Endorsement. The panel meets quarterly and is serviced and attended by the SkillsActive Endorsement Team. Typical discussions include: Endorsement criteria e.g. assessments, allocation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, appeals and suspensions of centre’s, an update from the Technical Expert Group, and a work to date report from the Endorsement Team.

The last meeting was held on 16 October, where the panel discussed raising awareness for Endorsement and standardizing the evaluator’s guidance material.

The next Endorsement Panel meeting will be on Wednesday 15 January 2014.

All Endorsed Training Providers are invited to submit questions or topics for discussion by the panel to by Tuesday 24 December 2013. Please email endorsement@skillsactive.com if you would like to do so.

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