As with any training, it is about learning and putting that learning into practice. When a learner attends a traditional classroom-training course, at the end, they receive a Certificate of Attendance. What does this prove?
With a controlled environment test, we can measure how much a person has actually absorbed when they have completed any type of training or learning, going back to basics as you would at school.
Psittacus CEAT™ System uses an A-E grading system which is easily recognised by all, not all learners are ‘Grade A Students’ but that does not make them incapable of doing their job to a high standard, as long as they have the knowledge which is relevant to their job role in any given subject. By using the grading system, this is easily measured by the Learner or Employer. Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staffs have the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their jobs effectively and safely. The Grading System is an easy to understand tool, which employers can adapt in many ways for lots of different job roles and the different members of staff carrying out those jobs.
For example a member of staff working with food all of the time would be expected and required to have a higher level of knowledge of food safety than a member of staff who occasionally handles food. The Grading System also allows an organisation to determine the knowledge levels of all of their staff which can be incorporated into their recruitment and selection process, this is something which has been recommended in recent high profile reports.
Set Pass Marks and Grades With the Psittacus CEAT™, pass rates can be set in accordance with the individual organisation’s minimum standards, individual learners ability or recommended guidelines and standards. These can be set verbally for individual staff or can be set globally to all staff through the settings within the Psittacus CEAT™.
Essentially, the Psittacus CEAT™ will produce a certificate for any subject when a learner scores 55% or above, unless the minimum pass mark is set by the learners Manager. It is up to the Manager to monitor this and determine, based on risk assessments, knowing their staff, job roles etc if the Grade Attained is accepted.