The Cogent Skills Gold Standard is a Competency Framework for individuals in the science based industries. The Cogent Gold Standards set an aspirational industry standard for expected levels of on-the-job performance. Training standards that are derived from the Gold Standards set out the learning objectives needed to achieve those levels.
Having your training mapped to competencies prescribed in the Cogent Gold Standards ensures that the training has been benchmarked to a national, industry-developed and recognised standard.
It supports individual Continuing Professional Development (CPD), setting out the skills required for world class performance in key job roles. When companies invest in upskilling, one of the key factors to consider is the ability to demonstrate that delegates receive consistent quality training, and that learning outcomes are
meaningful and measurable. This is particularly important in regulated industries such as the science industries.
One of the ways that companies can gain reassurance that delegates are being trained to a national level is to procure training that has been mapped to the learning objectives detailed in the training standards.
As the custodian of Gold Standards and National Training Standards for the Responsible Person, we are expertly positioned to map your training. We can provide:
Analysis: We will provide you with the structure to review your current training and demonstrate how it meets the learning objectives and competencies identified in the standard.
Mapping: We will verify that your course maps to the standard.
Recognition: Once we confirm your course meets the standard, you will receive a Cogent Skills certificate stating that your training content has met the standard.
Certificates: Once you have demonstrated that your delegates have met the learning objectives, we will organise certificates for your delegates showing that they have had training that meets the training standard.
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It is a fantastic step for the pharmaceutical industry in developing a clear standard for the Responsible Person role to meet their requirements. The Gold Standard framework provides a solid foundation on which the industry can build a workforce, which is not only a technically skilled but also competent in the wider demands of the role that are not taught as part of a qualification or course
John Holton, former Operations Director at Cogent Skills