07 January 2009
Consultants from CIE visited India in November to meet leading training providers already offering CIE validated programmes, and advise prospective customers.
CIE draws on 150 years of assessment experience to help develop and validate education and training programmes around the world. CIE reviews the design, delivery and assessment of the programmes, and successful organisations receive a CIE validated award certificate.
Validation is a continuous process, and representatives from CIE undertake regular quality assurance visits to partner companies to ensure that standards are upheld. CIE also provides professional development for trainers and students at these organisations, including the Cambridge International Certificate (and Diploma) for Teachers and Trainers.
During the trip to India, Udoka Ogbue, CIE's Validation Development Manager, reviewed existing validated programmes with IIJT Computer Education, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), and AHA - an organisation that trains aviation and hospitality staff. CIE is pleased to announce that all three organisations have retained their status as CIE Validation Associates.
In addition, CIE consultants reviewed the academic and assessment standards for the staff college of the State Bank of India, India's largest bank. In-house training programmes have been assessed and modified to meet international best practice in assessment.
Udoka Ogbue said that the visit had been a great success: 'We had talks with a number of training providers in India, and CIE is considering collaboration with them in future to transfer our assessment skills and help them develop training programmes. The combination of CIE's quality assurance programme and professional as well as vocational qualifications means that CIE's Validation Associates are well equipped to develop successful students and trainers.'
Pictured: Steve Buschenfeld, CIE Consultant (centre), with representatives from IIJT Computer Education in India