Earlier this month Albion Environmental hosted an External Verification visit from SQA for our Facilities Management group of qualifications. The visit was once again successful resulting in a highly commendatory report being received from SQA. Some of the highlights of the report included:
“Candidates felt this a significant opportunity to broaden the contact and assessors felt this enabled a more formative knowledge of their candidates.
Assessments are well designed and ‘fit for purpose’ within the award complying to SQA requirements and the assessment strategy. Standardisation events ensure consistency in application. Formats used are reliable in application and have been developed over time being effective throughout the currency of the programme ensuring consistent, fair assessment mechanisms.
Qualification systems well formulated and working very effectively in practice. Electronic system well presented and very functional”
The Facilities Management awards are versatile group of vocational qualifications with units fitting around a whole host of roles, including:
- School Janitors
The qualifications remain very popular with Albion delivering training to a new group of Modern Apprentices in school janitorial roles for one Local Authority, while apprentices maintaining another Local Authority’s Council Headquarters. The awards Albion currently deliver are:
- SVQ 2 Facilities Services at SCQF Level 5 (GA79 22)
- SVQ 3 in Facilities Management at SCQF Level 7 (GA7A 23)
This highlights the suitability of awards for candidates at all levels in a range of roles. One candidate working at a major hotel chain demonstrates progression routes available, as they now work through their Level 3 award following the successful completion of their Level 2.
If you would like to know how a recognised Facilities Management qualification could help you and your business please get in touch.