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ACCAC
Awdurdod Cymwysterau Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru
The Welsh QCA
ACRA
Association of College Registrars and Administrators
Organisation supporting non-teaching staff in institutions of post-16 education, based at FE Online
ACRIB
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board
Provides a central forum for all interests which fall within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry
ACTD
Association for Ceramic Training and Development
National Training Organisation for Ceramics
ALI
Adult Learning Inspectorate
Reports on quality of education & training to Sec of State for Education and Skills
AoC
Association of Colleges
Association formed to promote the interests of the 485 colleges in England and Wales
APHC
Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors
Trade Association representing Plumbing and Central Heating Installation and Service Industry members
APU
Approval Application Update
Form for updating approvals
AQA
Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
Large awarding body offering GNVQ,GCSE's, A-Levels etc. (Merged from NEAB/EAB)
AVCE
Vocational A-Levels
The advanced GNVQ
BIFFA
Waste Management Company
Waste Management Company: handle 10% of UK's waste
BPEC
British Plumbing Employment Council
National Training Organisation (NTO) for the plumbing industry
BTC
Bakery Training Council
Advisor for standards and training in Bakery industry in UK
BTEC
Business and Technology Education Council
now Edexcel
BTI
British Training International
Marketing organisation responsible for promoting UK vocational training and education
CABWI
Certification and Awarding Body for the Water Industry
awards nationally recognised vocational qualifications, mainly to do with the water, waste and utilities industries.
CAF
Credit Application Form
Form for scheme/centre approval, with financial checks details on it
CAP
Centre Approval Application Form
Form used for applying for Centre Approval
CCEA
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
The Northern Ireland version of the QCA
CITB
Construction Industry Training Board
National training organisation for construction in the UK
CITBNI
Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland version of the CITB
cogent
cogent (replaced PINTO)
SSC for oil and gas extraction, chemicals manufacturing and petroleum industries.
CORGI
Council for Registered Gas Installers
National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom
CRM
Customer Relations Management
DfES
Department for Education and Skills
Dept for helping ensure education and skills are fair/ethical and that the workforce is optimally skilled
DRUPA
DRUPA
Deals with Sales items outside the building
EAB
Examinations Appeals Board
Independent body set up to ensure exams results are fair and accurate
ECITB
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
Engineering arm of the CITB
Edexcel
COMPETITOR (prev. made up of BTEC and ULE)
Competitor providing work-based qualifications - Based in Russell Square, London.
EEB
Electronics Examinations Board
Examinations board in Electronics
ELWa
Education Learning Wales
The Welsh LSC (Learning Skills Council)
EmpNTO
Employment National Training Organisation
Improve performance of those involved in development, management, health and safety in workplce
EMTA
Engineering & Marine Training Association
National Training Organisation for the Engineering Maintenance Sector eg Aerospace, Shipbuilding etc
ENTO
European Network of Training Organisations
Oversees training standards in regional and local auths in European states
ESSTL
Engineering Services Training Trust
NTO for the Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning and Refrigeration Sector
ETA
Electricity Training Association
Involved in training and development for Electrical Sector
EV
External Verifier
Appointed by C&G to ensure all assessments are fair, and meet standards
EVITA
EV database
Computer record of all External Verifiers
FDQC
Food and Drink Qualifications Consortium
SSB for development of NVQs etc in Food and Drink sphere
FENTO
Further Education National Training Organisation
Org. for the development, quality assurance and promotion of national standards for the FE sector
FFINTO
Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors National Training Organisation
NTO for Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors
FORWARD
FORWARD
Computer system that processes all candidates entries, results and certificates
GMAP
Group Markets and Products
Directorate covering Product Sectors, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Higher Level Awards and LAPC
GNVQ
General National Vocational Qualification
NVQ but less vocationally specific: often offered in schools/colleges alongside GCSE's etc
GOLA
Global On-Line Assessment
The system for taking qualifications on-line at City and Guilds
HSE
Health and Safety Executive
Executive body responsible for protecting people and reducing risks
HVCA
Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association
Trade Association representing those working in Heating and Ventilation
Hypax
Software
Purchasing system initially for print and question paper production tracking
ICM
Invigilator Certificate/Marksheet
How the exam marks come back to us
IEE
Institute of Electrical Engineers
Organisation that represents electrical, electronic and manufacturing science and engineering
IHIE
Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers
Brings together practitioners in traffic, transport engineering, highway design, maint. and construction
IiP
Investors in People
National Standard that sets levels of good practice
ILM
Institute of Leadership and Management
Part of City and Guilds group for Management qualifications, primarily advising on such issues
IMBM
Institute of Maintenance and Building
Support those in maint and build mngment & promote/develop standards/service delivered by industry.
IV
Internal Verifier
Monitor work of all assessors involved with particular scheme to ensure standards are maintained
IVC
Internal Verifier Co-ordinator
Person who co-ordinates the IV's when there are more than one, and liases with QAC
IWG
Industry Working Group
JIBECI
Joint Industry Board for Electrical Contracting Industry
Trade Association for Electrical Contracting Industry
JIBPMES
Joint Industry Board for Plumbing & Mechanical Engineering Servs
Trade Association for Plumbing & Mechanical Engineering Services
JTL
PMES training provider
Principal training provider to the Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services
KLITRA
Knitting and Lace Industries Training Resources Agency
Training organisation for the knitting, lace and narrow fabrics industry
LAPC
Learning and Assessment Policy Committee
Senior committee reporting to Council/Executive. INTERNAL [chairman - Valerie Bayliss]
LCCIEB
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board
Competitor: old organisation providing work-based qualifications
LSC
Learning and Skills Council
Regional Centres responsible for funding and planning training and education
MAQBAR
Software
Computerised Question Paper Generator
MSQA
Multi Sector/scheme/site Quality Assurance
NAC
National Advisory Committee
Offer City and Guilds advice from an employment perspective - meet 2x year
NEA
National Energy Action
Association to help heat low income homes
NJCTICI
National Joint Council for Thermal Insulation Contracting Industry
Association primarily dealing with aspects relating to …. Wait for it …. Thermal Insulation
NJUG
National Joint Utilities Group
Promotes interest of Utilities in street works and other relevant matters
NOCN
National Open College Network
Consortium allowing colleges to develop assessments and courses based on local needs
NOS
National Occupational Standards
Performance standards of expected competency in a particular occupation
NQF
National Qualifications Framework
A structure on which qualifications are placed in, to facilitate clear progression routes and integrity
NTO
National Training Organisation
Old organisation that responsible for enhancing skills/learning for UK employees/ers (now SSC)
NVQ
National Vocational Qualification
Occupational qualification to demonstrate competency within the job role
OCN
Open College Networks
Provide a flexible local accreditation service for a wide range of learning activities regionally
OCR
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations
Competitor: providing varying qualifications. Particulary reknowned for secretarial/business qual's.
OFSTED
Office for Standards in Education
Inspects schools and looks at overall qualifications such as GCSE's, NVQ's - school version of ALI
OFTEC
www.oftec.org
PINTO
Petroleum Industry National Training Organisation (NOW cogent)
Old NTO for oil and gas extraction, chemicals manufacturing and petroleum industries.
powerplay
Software
Data warehouse system that provides management information on candidate numbers and fee income
ProSkills
Process and Manufacturing Sector Skills Ltd
SSC for Process and Manufacturing Sector Skills
PSAG
Projects and Standards Approvals Group
Approve the National Occupational Standards (NOS)
QAC
Quality Assurance Co-ordinator
Person responsible for ensuring management systems for all C&G schemes are properly maintained
QCA
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
The guardian of standards in education and training, and accrediting body
QSC
Quality and Standards Committee
Internal City and Guilds group set up to provide independent review of our quality systems
RAE
Radio Amateur Examination
Examination for Radio Amateurs
RAE
Radiocommunications Agency
Executive agency of DTI: responsible for the management of the non-military radio spectrum in the UK
RSA
Royal Society of Arts Examination Board
now within OCR
RSGB
Radio Society of Great Britain
UK's internationally recognised national society for all radio amateurs
RWE
Realistic Working Environment
The concept of providing an environment that is realistic enough to work in for assessment purposes
SAP
Scheme Approval Form
Form used for applying for new schemes
SC
Scheme Co-ordinator
Monitor work of all assessors involved with particular scheme to ensure standards are maintained
Skillfast UK
Skillfast UK
SSC for Apparel, Footwear and Textile industry
SME
(Society of Manufacturing Engineers)??
Professional society supporting lifelong manufacturing education
SNIJIBPI
Scottish and N.Ireland Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Industry
JIB for plumbing sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland
SOLAR
Single On-Line system for information Access & Retrieval
Putting all systems into one big package - watch this space!!
SQA
Scottish Qualifications Authority
The guardian of standards in education and training in Scotland
SSB
Standards Setting Body
Body that sets the National Occupational Standards for NVQ's
SSC
Sector Skills Council
Replacing National Training Organisations (NTO's)
SSDA
Sector Skills Development Agency
Underpins the SSC's to promote effective working between sectors
summit
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Sector Skills for Plumbing, Electricians, Heating and Ventilating
SVQ
Scottish Vocational Qualification
The Scottish NVQ
TDLB
Training and Development Lead Body
Body that deals out the D Units, that EV/IV's need to be working towards
UfI
University for Industry
Not awarding body or Training org. Acts as broker to promote individual, lifelong learning & assessmt
WAMITAB
Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board
Advisor for educational standards in Waste Management Industry
WJEC
Welsh Joint Education Committee
Competitor: Provides examinations in Wales
GWINTO
Gas and Water Industries National Training Organisation
NTO for Gas and Water industries.