Quality Assurance (QA) Role
Below is a brief over view of the responsibilities of the three key roles in the quality assurance of the assessment of practical skills.
a. Plan the assessment
b. Discuss process with learner
c. Conduct the assessment
d. Observe learner performance
e. Record learner performance against assessment criteria
f. Feedback outcome
2. Internal Verifier
a. Discuss assessment strategy with assessor team
b. Maintain assessment sampling plan which covers all assessors
c. Observe assessment taking place
d. Feedback on performance to assessor
e. Guide where necessary
f. Ensure standard approach across assessor team
f. Feedback outcome
3. External Verifier
a. Plan external verification visit with relevant centre staff
b. Carry out visit, covering
i) Observation of candidate assessment
ii) Check of records
iii) Staff & learner interviews
iv) Feedback and support
v) Action plan
c. Complete visit report
d. Make recommendation
e. Return report to local City & Guilds office
Quality Assurance for the Assessment of Practical Skills
Approved centres are responsible for assessment and internal verification / quality assurance whilst City & Guilds is responsible for external quality assurance.
The assessment criteria provided in the qualification handbook must be rigorously followed, recorded and tracked through the centre’s quality assurance procedures. A typical example would be the assessment of a learner out a practical task.
- One Written question paper for each unit
- A Practical Project
- Dated Entry / Written Exam.
- Project work is carried out throughout the course.
- Assessment types for each level are mentioned on their respective pages.
Progression into Professional Registration
The City & Guilds Graduate and Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering have been developed to provide a flexible route to career success as a professional engineer.
City & Guilds is working with the UK’S leading professional institutions to ensure that the qualifications are aligned with the requirements for incorporated Engineer [Graduate Diploma] and Chartered Engineer [Post Graduate Diploma] registration.
The register of Chartered Engineers [CEng] and Incorporated Engineers [lEng] is held by the Engineering Council, the UK regulatory body for the Engineering Profession. The Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognized standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles.
To become a professionally qualified, candidates must be a member of a licensed Professional Engineering Institution, who will act as the awarding body for their registration. IET, IMechE and ICE are the three largest licensed Professional Engineering Institutions in the UK, allowed to assess candidates for inclusion on their register of Professional Engineers.
Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE)
The Institution of Civil Engineering [ICE] was founded in 1818 and is dedicated to foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering .Today , the institution represents nearly 80,000 members worldwide .ICE is a qualifying body a center for the exchange of specialist knowledge in Civil Engineering and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide. The Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) welcomes applications from holders of the following City and Guilds qualifications:
- Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.
ICE and City & Guilds are working together to ensure the qualifications are aligned with the registration requirements for Incorporated Engineering (for the Graduate Diploma) and Chartered Engineer (for Post Graduate Diploma), which will be considered individually by the Institution’s Academic Qualifications Panel.
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Founded 140 years ago the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries with active networks of members in 37 countries. To support its worldwide membership it has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
IET’s activities include membership and professional development, professional registration under licence from the Engineering Council publishing and events as well as government and stake holder engagement on engineering related policy issues. IET also produces independent authoritative fact files and briefings on key topics.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) welcomes applications from holders of the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- Graduate Diplomas for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration:
- Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering.
- Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
- Post Graduate Diplomas for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
IET and City & Guilds are working together to ensure the Qualifications are aligned with registration requirements for Incorporated Engineer (for the Graduate Diploma) and Chartered Engineer (for the Postgraduate Diploma).
NICON is proudly offering Engineering Qualifications of City & Guilds (UK) from Level 2 to Level 7 (A Pathway to become a British Qualified Chartered Engineer) recognized by Engineering Council-UK and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) as listed at S. No 111 of the Second Schedule: (updated SRO: 1050(1)/2010 Dated: 22nd November 2010) of Pakistan Engineering Council
website. URL: pec.org.pk/schedule_second.aspx
Acceptance of other local qualifications would be subject to City & Guilds checks and approval. City & Guilds branch / local office in Pakistan will/should be contacted for more details/ up-dated information about the eligible qualifications. For updated entry requirements, please contact the relevant awarding body.