The forthcoming Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) will work to ensure that occupational-related learning is fully supported and developed. It it the result of a review of the current National Qualifications Framework and aims to address shortcomings that were identified.
The QCTO will rationalise the work of the sector ETQA bodies, which currently fall under the Setas and should lead to streamlined ETQA functions. It will also take
over responsibility for identified shared services relating to trades, occupations and skills which cut across economic and social sectors.
Role players can still comment on and contribute to the establishement of the QCTO.
Documents on the QCTO have been published and feedback is sought before the end of November 2008. The documents are available for download below.
Organised groupings such as the National Skills Authority, Nedlac, Busa or trade unions will be making submissions.
If you work in skills or training and want to contribute to the debate, contact your representative body, or your Seta, to make a contribution.
QCTO Information Documents