We have seen that working with cheaper providers is actually a slippery slope and lack of investment gives short term financial gains but leads to long term losses.
In the same way as 3 little pigs learnt that time effort and proper materials are all needed to properly face the risk. Once the system is created, it is important to continually review and maintain performance. We deliver challenging training and exercise and are considered as a critical friend for development of emergency management capability. Our feedback speaks for itself 87% satisfied attendees, 94% satisfied customer agents. You don’t compromise on process safety, so why would you compromise on something that matters equally.
We have specifcally designed our courses to meet the needs of the roles being trained. Currently there are ony a few accreditation bodies, all focussing on slightly different elements, not always the courses themselves.
There are other training providers who will promise cheaper options. We deliver training courses for critical roles, which need time and effort to train properly. Additionally attendees deserve fair and equal learning and assessment in line with eduational best practices. Our learning technical authority managesmany elementsto ensure our quality remains of the highest quality. Any decision about cost of training should include discussion about potential losses.
To benchmark our training we would ask you to compare providers, you should ask about:
Student trainer ratios
Student assessor ratios
The competencies themselves (whether they match regulation or need)
Safety critical competencies and the process for these
The assessment itself – i.e. time, simulation scenario exercise environment etc. ensuring that this is pertinent to demonstrate the competencies of the role in question
The assessment process
Minimum performance standards (pass and fail)
What happens in the event of failure i.e. re-assessment process and options
Minimum assessment record keeping requirements (in the event of legal interrogation)
Qualifications and experience of the learning and development technical authority who provides guidance. Ideally this qualification is a Cert. Ed., PGCE or Qualified Teacher Status (Degree). This is especially important when critical role qualifications are on the line.