Shropshire tries Œpaper free¹ NVQs

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The care sector has been chosen by Shropshire¹s Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to develop an electronic NVQ assessment system. Following a series of pilot projects involving Shropshire Social Services, the LSC is now encouraging interest in the system among businesses in the private and voluntary care sectors. Named “Paperfree”, the system is said to allow staff to be assessed electronically rather than than preparing NVQ evidence by hand which, says the LSC, is more expensive both in time and money. Joan Richardson, director of workforce development at LSC Shropshire, said she believed the Paperfree assessment system would be a boost for employers in the care sector. “The NVQ process is led by specially trained assessors who, with the use of video clips and audio evidence, can support the candidate,” Mrs Richardson said. “The all-important portfolio will then be built up electronically.” Shropshire LSC expects the training scheme, which will be co-ordinated by Shropshire Social Services, will greatly inc

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