With reference to ISO17024:2012- An in depth process of independent review and analysis of a client certification programme against its intended competency objectives.
ISO 17024:2012 contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, and includes the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons. In essence, ISO 17024:2012 is the internationally recognised standard for the certification of personnel competency.
Clause 9.2.4 of ISO17024:2012 states: "The certification body shall verify the methods for assessing candidates. This verification shall ensure that each assessment is fair and valid. "
IQV review an applicant training providers assessment programme, from entry criteria to learning outcomes, assessment content to internal quality assurance, against clause 9.2.4 of ISO17024:2012. IQV work with the provider to amend and enhance the relevant training/ assessment protocol to raise the standards of competency training
Completion of this process allows the provider to include the IQV Certification Mark on all certificates they issue against this programme, alongside the following confirmation of validity: "This is an IQ Verify endorsed assessment process that has been reviewed in alignment with the requirements of 9.2.4 of ISO 17024:2012”
This statement and endorsement is reviewed annually.
This IQV endorsed assessment programme allows personnel in ‘Hard’ Facilities’ Management (FM) to get a recognised certification to act either as Competent Person (CP) or Authorised Person (AP) Ventilation. It covers primarily the Healthcare (FM) Sector, but is portable to wider industry in general. Having qualified personnel allows FM companies to meet Safe System Of People (SSOP) requirements and a Competence Management System (CMS). These act as indicators in demonstrating to a Principal Client that technical and safety standards can be achieved.
The APV programme is delivered via blended learning featuring classroom sessions, group discussions, one-one mentoring and tutorials. It is assessed via a written examination and follow up viva-voce to demonstrate site knowledge and equipment familiarity in a real-time scenario.
Evidence of continued competency/ application of knowledge is to be submitted to Zebra Trading annually. Every three years, certificated learners are expected to undergo a process of re-certification to evidence their adherence to the latest in AVP competency standards.
This IQ Verify endorsed programme has been reviewed in alignment with the requirements of 9.2.4 of ISO 17024:2012. Approved 27/07/2020-27/07/2021.
Contact Zebra Trading today for more information or to enquire about enrolment on this essential 3rd party endorsed assessment programme.