Quality assurance resource drives change at Merseyside training provider

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Written by Debbie Carter on 12 July 2016 in News

One of first adopters of an online quality assurance resource has seen the benefits of shifting from time-consuming paper-based SARs to Ofsted-ready information at the press of a button.

Education provider tpm, one of the first users of Mesma, has improved the visibility of and access to important performance data thanks to the online QA resource Photo credit: tpm

Liverpool-based tpm (Training Plus Merseyside) Ltd has improved the visibility of and access to important performance data thanks to an online quality assurance resource from specialists Mesma.

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The firm has seen the benefits of using new developments as part of its approach to learning and training provision, so it was among the first in the independent training sector to adopt this new quality assurance technology.

After an initial peer review project, tpm opted long-term for the software to improve the visibility of and access to important performance data.

Operations director at tpm Brian Quinn says: “Mesma gives us an advantage, providing an affordable and tailor-made management resource that puts us in control of vital processes.

“It also engages the team, connecting them so much better than paper-based systems, enabling people to benefit from shared ownership of the system and see the critical information about achievement and improvements right across the business simply at the press of a button.

This helps to make quicker and better informed decisions about the business as we move forward in the light of the Ofsted changes."

The aim is to drive self-assessment report (SAR) improvements and current and future evaluative activities, the investment in the technology supports a framework that will secure tpm’s future quality assurance requirements. These are around safeguarding, CPD, inspection notification, communications planning and observation processes, filing systems and accessibility, securing stakeholder views, and managing requisite outsourced contractor arrangements. 



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