A Caribbean Vocational Qualification Assessor (CVQ) online course, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning, has completed its first offering to 26 learners from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada
A Caribbean Vocational Qualification Assessor (CVQ) online course, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning, has completed its first offering to 26 learners from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada.
The course was offered by the National Training Agency and aimed to prepare learners to become certified assessors on a range of subjects and vocational training.
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is supporting national training authorities in Caribbean Commonwealth member states to develop the curriculum for CVQ Assessor Training.
The training programme, which is partnered by the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, was launched in October 2007 as an online course to improve the affordability and efficiency of qualification requirement for trainers and teachers working in CVQs.
The University of the West Indies is scheduled to host a second cohort in February 2018.
One of the participants in the first cohort spoke to COL about the course and the impact on her career.
As a visually impaired learner and an information technology instructor at the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago, she was able to complete the course using on-screen and audio readers.
She said: “The completion of this programme has both added to my stability as relates to my employment and puts me at the same level or may have given me an edge to my non-disabled counterparts.”
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