The Partners in Learning Scheme recognises the shared relationship and mutual interest that we hold in the development of students and the delivery of professional qualifications and training programmes. It ensures that training organisations have access to ICAG to help them to deliver effective tuition and promoting consistently high quality training. By working together and communicating openly, students will benefit as they embark on their future careers.
Because of the number of training organisations and the early stage of development, the scheme was introduced in two stages. Firstly a registration scheme started on 1st January 2017. This simply was to create a link between ICAG and the trainers so that lines of communication can be opened up. In order to register you will need to complete an application form indicating the courses that you will be running. You will also have to confirm that you will comply with the core principles of the scheme. The core principles are detailed in this document.
The second stage that will be introduced in late 2017 where an element of grading to differentiate between the various tuition organisations will be introduced. (see section 4 below).
ICAG sees a number of benefits that will spring from this scheme. It will help:
- To drive up standards by providing transparent information about tuition providers.
- To assist students (and employers) to choose the right tuition provider for themselves.
- To have a formal means of communication with tuition providers so that general educational standards can be improved and to assist in the control of all tuition providers.
- To assist tuition providers by providing a central information depository about the tuition and facilities available.
- To offer a service to students that is provided by a number of foreign competitor bodies.