3. Submit your course to ECITB
Once you have developed your course, map your training course materials to the learning outcomes, enabling objectives and key learning points – do this in the training standard. Ensure you map ALL the course materials including the exercises, training presentations, delegate handbook, consolidation activity and knowledge test (for older training standards a mapping grid can be supplied). Also complete the PCAS questionnaire – this provides the reviewers with overall details about your training course: its complete content, length of delivery, mode of delivery, practical rigs required to deliver etc. (download the latest version from the MSP).
When you submit your course for approval, it is initially independently checked by a non-specialist external consultant to ensure the course material includes all the KLPs within the training standard. A specialist ECITB approver then reviews the training content and the independent review to ensure that only courses that cover all of the KLPs and meet the requirements detailed in the PCAS submission guidance are approved.
Contact your ECITB product manager when you are ready to submit your course: Ray Skene for skills and technical and Catherine Lambert for management and professional. They will provide you with a secure link to upload your material too, the product manager will undertake an initial review of your course, checking it meets ECITB good practice and the content maps to all of the training standard content. This may result in some initial feedback and updates in advance of the course being reviewed by the PCAS panel. This step is to optimise the likelihood and speed at which your course may achieve approval.