Qualifications & Assessment Development
Being a local entity that follows international standards has given us a considerable edge. Our qualifications encompass both international standards as well as the local market needs, through meetings and consultations with employers and experts in the field. Our developed qualifications are benchmarked and accredited by City and Guilds through our exclusive partnership. Our learning outcomes include theoretical knowledge, practical skills and behavioral competencies that ensure our learners excel in the workplace and stand out in the best way.
Assessments are developed through our network of subject matter experts, who develop both theoretical and practical assessments. We build everything from the ground up to provide a truly tailor-made service to fit the needs of the Egyptian market, mapped in accordance with international standards. Our qualifications development process ensures developing the right world class qualification for the right people at the right time.
Our goal is to standardize the content being used across all centers and schools to ensure the delivery of the high-quality control standards we strive for.
In addition to the development of the learning outcomes, QDB took on the role of developing the content. Content that merges both technical and behavioral outcomes into one experiential learning journey. Our experiential content is presented in an engaging and interactive way that includes technical as well as behavioral skills. In doing so, QDB guarantees the standardization of the content used across its accredited facilities and that learners go through the same learning journey. Consequently, learners will be assessed on the same level of knowledge, skills and competencies.
It gives us great pride to be the first accreditation body in Egypt. Accrediting your business provides you with formal recognition among your peers and throughout the country as a whole. QDB grants accreditation to vocational institutions following international quality requirements, while supporting their optimization process and overall structure and management system.
Through our accreditation process, we work on elevating training centers, vocational schools, and internal academies by accrediting their training programs, ensuring their readiness in terms of facilities, management practices & structure in place and trainers/teachers readiness. We conduct regular audits to ensure that quality standards are maintained throughout the program.
We do our part to make sure your accreditation is everything you hope it can be. Our quality management process ensures following the international quality standards across all pillars, by providing ongoing development for the staff, system and process. Whether you are a training center, school or an internal academy, you will be provided with a dedicated team to assist you, ensuring a smooth and smooth process.
TRAINing OF TRAINERS (TOT)
Education and knowledge only count when they are passed on. We depend on teachers and trainers to educate students to bring about a second generation of educated and highly- skilled labor to become contributing members of society. Our Recent studies have shed light on the lack of qualified trainers and teachers in the vocational sector. This is why, QDB has made one of its strategic initiatives to launch an accredited teacher/trainer program, covering technical, pedagogical and behavioral skills and knowledge. This stands to create a better caliber of teachers/trainers and master teachers/trainers.
These calibers will have a great impact on their learners both in quantity and quality, thus ensuring scalability on the vocational sector as a whole. The macroeconomic implications of this initiative are endless, the impact on the economic future of the vocation sector in Egypt will make our services scalable which will lead to their optimization.
Our assessment management service exists to acknowledge the competencies acquired by the learners after taking part in any of our programs. The pre-assessment process includes a placement test as well as the interview process to assess the learner’s level and identify any technical or behavioral gaps that exist. After the training has concluded, a summative assessment takes place to determine the acquired theoretical knowledge, practical and behavioral skills. Lastly, the learner has to go through an apprenticeship phase, before being granted the certificate.
In addition, our assessment center helps any company looking to have their employees go through an assessment, to identify any technical or behavioral gaps that can be worked on and improved.
Our beneficiaries are at the core of everything we do. Our main aim is to provide them with the skills, knowledge and competencies required in order to excel in the workplace. By doing so, QDB provides its beneficiaries with an opportunity to enhance their livelihoods and to have access to a more stable income. Beneficiaries apply to QDB programs based on pre-requisites set for each program.
It is important for leaners to know that they do not need to have any previous experience in the field to take part of the program as QDB offers many ‘fundamentals programs.’ If they do have previous experience in the chosen field, they can take a placement exam and will be placed in the relevant
training level accordingly. The main requirements are the fulfilment of the above-mentioned pre- requisites, the commitment and desire to continue and grow in the chosen field.
Our training programs guarantee a level of quality. The workshops are fully equipped with tools, equipment & materials to ensure proper delivery of the learning outcomes. Additionally, trainers are interviewed, assessed technically and pedagogically by QDB to be eligible to teach the accredited programs. During the training, both the training center and the trainer provide learners with ongoing support to help them throughout the journey. The training center also conducts ongoing formative assessments.
The program concludes with a summative assessment, conducted by an external assessor in order to ensure a fair opportunity for all learners. The final step is the apprenticeship, which gives learners a unique opportunity to practice their skills and utilize their knowledge in the workplace in a real-life scenario. Once the learner completes all above-mentioned steps, they receive their internationally- recognized certificate. This will only serve as the first stepping stone in their career.
QDB offers occasional scholarships for learners who are unable to completely finance their training program. We also offer support in the form of tools or equipment that facilitate learners’ entry into the workplace.
Our collective know-how and experience over the years has given us valuable knowledge. It is with this knowledge that we are able to navigate successfully through the ever-changing demands of the Egyptian market. Our consultation service allows us to be a strategic and operational partner. On a strategic level, being the first in the market to offer integrated total solutions to the vocational sector, has enabled us to be experts in our field. We are also able to utilize our expertise on an advocacy level to serve the TVET ecosystem.
On the operational side, we offer consultations to educational and corporate institutions in a diverse number of industries and sectors. They cover research, market and labor analysis, learner profiling; upon which we develop qualifications, accredit vocational institutions and set up internal academies. Our consultation can also be used as a tool to help reach your desired developmental goals, ranging from women empowerment, governorate support to entrepreneurship, health and more through education and training.
This all funnels into fulfilling our part of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) such as quality education (goal 4), gender equality (goal 5), decent work and economic growth (goal 8), industry innovation and infrastructure (goal 9) reduced inequalities (goal 10) partnerships for the goals (goal 17) and of course no poverty (goal 1).