What to do if your training provider goes toes-up
DAVID MORTIMER stresses the need to recover candidates? NVQ portfolios
One of the big talking points at the moment is the fallout from a large training provider going bust. Sadly, this is more frequent than people realise. Over the last year it has happened six times to my knowledge in the area that we work in – the east of England. In each and every case more than 100 NVQ candidates were affected. In some cases it was nearer 500.
This isn’t of too much interest to a care manager is it? Well yes actually because of the missing portfolios, incomplete NVQs, tears, misery, frustration, all that wasted effort and having to start all over again from scratch. Then of course there is the cost – all those NVQs paid for and nothing to show for it.
Most people in training are great but it can be a cutthroat business. Competition for clients is ruthless and never ending. Every dirty trick in the book is used plus a few that aren’t there yet. I’ve known someone go back to working in the second-hand car market because he felt it was more ethical (true s