Education and training accreditation is much more than a compilation of documents satisfying regulatory procedures.
Appointing a consultant to ‘get you accredited’ can have dire consequences for your business. My question to clients is simple:
If you don’t understand how to set up the documentation for successful accreditation, how will you meet required standards (embedded in the documentation) once operational?
Consider all aspects of your new and improved business value chain, from dealing with specific education and training issues, to shaping a competitive business growth strategy
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How do you link current business practice to positive accreditation outcomes?
Careful selection of qualifications or skills programmes you wish to offer the market will direct you to the appropriate SETA. Sometimes the relevant SETA is obvious, but we must test this against assumptions. For example, clients have said they required accreditation with SETA X but the qualification they selected for learning approval belonged to a different SETA.
Your market is who you can actually reach, those you hope to reach and other possibilities you need an expert to direct you to. Markets can be reached physically and /or intellectually (using media) with smart, adaptive marketing and communication techniques.
Test your reach before deciding on the service you wish to offer. If you have no reach, you could be wasting your time. If you don’t have money to ‘reach out’ through marketing, then you have a business that appears great but counts for nothing.
Clarifying an effective business strategy for an organisation pursuing Quality Council accreditation in South Africa:
- the SETA accreditation process
- meeting the 8-core criteria for accreditation
- quality management, target groups, marketing and strategic development
If you can’t satisfy the requirements for the standard accreditation process, you need to hire a consultant to teach you, not solve a documentation problem.
If an organisation can’t manage how to satisfy regulatory bodies, they set business growth limitations in place.
Once you know how to construct the business architecture to meet Quality Council needs, you will understand how to operate according to quality assured practices and maintain your accreditation status.