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Customer Service for IQ's 2012 - Quarter 2 Targets Released

Jul 26, 2012 12:18 PM

The targets released in the second quarter of 2012 shows that IQ continues its dedication to responsive service with all key customer service targets exceeded. 92% of all IQ results were sent to centres within 2 working days, with all results being sent to centres within 4 working days.

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IQ to Offer Qualifications for the Polymer Sector

Jul 13, 2012 12:08 PM

Industry Qualifications (IQ), the UK’s first mutual awarding organisation has been approved by qualification regulator Ofqual, to offer NVQ’s in polymer processing at levels 1, 2 and 3. IQ, which is led by former PTL Chief Executive Raymond Clarke, has been established to provide a very different relationship between centres and their awarding organisation based upon partnership, involvement and quality.

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IQ Advances North

Jul 13, 2012 12:10 PM

IQ is pleased to announce that it has gained regulatory approval for Scotland, and is now operational across the four countries that comprise the UK. IQ expects to offer its first awards in Scotland from the 15th July 2012.

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IQ Chief Executive Welcomes Debate on the Role of Awarding Organisations in Secondary Education

Jul 04, 2012 11:53 PM

Industry Qualifications Chief Executive Raymond Clarke has welcomed the debate about the future role of awarding organisations in the secondary education sector, as a result of the recent comments to the House by the Secretary of State.

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IQ Achieves 100% for 4- day Results Turnaround

Jul 06, 2012 08:59 AM

IQ’s release of its operations statistics and targets for the first quarter in 2012 shows that 91% of controlled assessment results are released within 2 days of receipt, with all results meeting the 4 day service level agreement.

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IQ Raises Quality Threshold

Nov 15, 2012 11:48 AM

Industry Qualifications (IQ) has announced that it is to include mystery shopping within its centre approval process.

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Association of British Investigators Joins IQ

Association of British Investigators Joins IQ

Apr 03, 2012 10:25 PM

The UK’s leading trade body for Investigators in the private sector, the Association of British Investigators has become the first industry association to become a member of Industry Qualifications (IQ).

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IQ confirm agreement with EM Skills

Mar 19, 2012 08:41 PM

Industry Qualifications has today finalised an agreement with Maureen Emmett and EM Skills, to work together on the development and application of functional skills qualifications and support materials.

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Industry Qualifications is selected as awarding organisation by Qatar’s new International Centre for Sport Security

Mar 19, 2012 08:37 PM

Industry Qualifications, the first pan sector mutual awarding organisation in the UK, has announced today that it has been selected as an awarding organisation partner by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), the not-for-profit sport security organisation based in Doha, Qatar.

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Top Marks for IQ

Mar 07, 2012 07:57 PM

IQ have scored maximum marks in the latest mystery shopping exercise of awarding organisations, conducted on behalf of government's qualification regulator Ofqual.

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First for ICC Security Team

First for ICC Security Team

Feb 29, 2012 11:50 PM

Eight members of the security team at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham are the first to be awarded with the NVQ in Providing Security Services at level 2 by Industry Qualifications. The awards were part of a wider training programme delivered by specialist trainer SAFE for the ICC, in conjunction with Stephenson College.

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IQ and CPL Training link up for food safety

Dec 21, 2011 01:28 PM

Industry Qualifications and CPL Training today announce the formation of a partnership to bring together a food safety qualification and learning support materials.

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IQ Welcomes Ofqual Enquiry

Dec 21, 2011 01:27 PM

IQ welcomes the review announced by Ofqual on the 28th of November into the health of the qualifications market.

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IQ to offer Functional Skills for employability

Dec 20, 2011 11:20 AM

Working with expert partners, IQ is in the process of developing Functional Skills qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT at level 1 and level 2 which reflect the needs of employers and their staff. Assessment will reflect the language and processes of the workplace to enhance employees’ skills and support your bottom line.

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IQ Board Strengthened by Breslin

Dec 20, 2011 11:18 AM

Dr Tony Breslin, formerly Chief Executive at the Citizenship Foundation and currently Chair of the charity Human Scale Education, Director at Breslin Public Policy Limited and Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London has joined the board of Industry Qualifications Ltd.

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SIA & Skills for Security Endorse IQ

Dec 20, 2011 11:22 AM

Industry Qualifications (IQ), a new Ofqual approved awarding organisation led by former SITO and SAFE Chief Executive Raymond Clarke, has been endorsed by the SIA and Skills for Security to offer licence linked security qualifications.

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Shield 1st Again

Dec 20, 2011 11:21 AM

The Shield Guarding Company has achieved yet another 1st by becoming the first security company to become a member of IQ, the new mutual awarding organisation operating in the sector.

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IQ Guarantees Results

Dec 20, 2011 11:19 AM

From the 1st October, IQ guarantees that it will release results from marked examination scripts within four working days of receipt and where this benchmark is not achieved, the associated candidate fee will be automatically waived. In addition, new applicant centres will be offered a centre approval visit within 15 working days of receipt of completed centre approval submissions, or no charge will be made.

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Sanderson and James join IQ Quality Advisory Group

Dec 20, 2011 11:21 AM

Ian Sanderson, Director of Standards and Certification at the National Security Inspectorate has joined Alan Mackrill (Managing Director of IMI Awards), Chris James (Director of Research and Development at Asset Skills SSC) and Steven Porter (Business Development Manager at Harrow College) as a member of the Industry Qualifications Quality Advisory Group.

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IQ Further Strengthened by Sallyann Baldry

Dec 20, 2011 11:20 AM

IQ has announced that with effect from 8th August, Sallyann Baldry will join IQ as Head of Business Development and a Board Director of IQ Ltd.

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