As part of a visit to the Centre for Applied Sciences, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled a plaque to announce that the Centre has been granted NEF Assured status for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects by the New Engineering Foundation.
The status, which is an industry specific standard for assuring deliverers of training, has been developed by the New Engineering Foundation (NEF). By working in collaboration with sector bodies such as the National Skills Academies, NEF has tailored the standard to meet the requirements of specific sectors or industry areas.
The outcome-focused standard helps organisations operating in those sectors to enhance their approach to training. It recognises the need for continuous improvement and for training to impact directly on business objectives.
The flexible standard offers a fast-track approach to assuring organisations delivering training by adding a sector specific component to existing and widely used quality assurance standards and systems.
NEF Assured provides a highly valuable, independent validation of an organisation’s approach to training which is recognised by sector bodies such as National Skills Academies. The standard highlights performance in six categories: strategy and planning, engagement, design and delivery, innovation, standards, and impact.
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