In accordance with the emergent employer engagement policy agenda, CFE is exploring the application of the Training Quality Standard (TQS) in the unique context of higher education.
A pilot group of seven universities is undertaking a programme of work that will involve them trialling the TQS framework as a quality-improvement and development tool. The pilot will inform the development of the assessment process and supporting documents for higher education institutions (HEIs) considering using the TQS and/or seeking certification.
CFE believes that the TQS can support universities to develop, or refine, their employer engagement strategies and services to business, whilst fostering a culture of employer-responsiveness.
CFE recognises the differing nature of the provider-employer relationship in the HE sector and the need to explore how the TQS should be interpreted in this setting. Supported by a series of one-to-one sessions and workshops with licensed TQS Assessors, the pilot group of universities are working with us to:
More information about CFE's work in developing the Training Quality Standard can be found here.