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IQ and Essence X Reach Agreement on India

Industry Qualifications Ltd (IQ), the UK regulated awarding organisation, has announced that it has reached agreement with Essence X, a partnership between Dark Star Risk Consultancy and The Global Energy Group, to offer IQ Qualifications in India.

The agreement allows for the distribution of IQ British and International qualifications, and the development of qualifications suitable to employers in India as well as employers of Indians abroad. The initial focus will be on the Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Electronics industries, wherein Essence X has developed relations with some key stakeholders.

In welcoming the agreement, Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, said “We are delighted to have reached agreement with Essence X and have been hugely impressed by the commitment of the partnership in playing a central role in the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in India. IQ looks forward to playing its part in supporting the development of a world-class educational framework which is cognisant of and responsive to the needs of the Indian economy”.

Karan Dhaul, Chairman of Essence X said “We are working closely with IQ to build the capacity and capabilities of India as a world leader in supply of skilled Manpower and the capabilities of Essence X as the pioneer of customized qualifications that may be recognized worldwide . We look forward to working with Indian employers as well as Placement organizations worldwide to ensure that we offer high quality industry qualifications against international standards. We believe that Essence X will be able to provide an effective bridge between the Indian economy and international standards.

It is anticipated that Essence X will be offering the IQ qualifications by mid 2014, after conducting a detailed needs analysis across various sectors, in order to support the development, adaptation and implementation of IQ qualifications in India.

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Industry Qualifications (IQ) provides a new approach to the operation of an awarding organisation and is approved by UK qualifications regulators, including Ofqual. It is a mutual awarding organisation that is owned by its members working across a range of economic sectors. IQ values partnership and enjoys a world class reputation for the integrity of its assessment, governance and relationship with stakeholders.

Essence X is an Indian company involved in providing consultancy & qualification services in the fields of Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Electronics. The company has strategic tie ups with various stakeholders and vocational training providers pan India. With its vast experience and knowledge of the Indian training sector Essence X is ideally placed to identify, adapt and develop IQ qualifications and training in the Indian context.


Apr 15, 2014 08:40 AM