NESC's newly formed "School of Continuing Education" (SOCE) (formerly its Business Development Department), is committed to life-long learning, with a focus on technical, vocational and professional education, developed for adult learners who are seeking to enhance their knowledge thereby satisfying workforce development needs. One of the services offered by the SOCE is a Competency Assessment Service (other offerings include Certificate and Professional Development courses, Customised Training for Corporate Clients and Facilities Rental).
NCAS facilitates the recognition of the existing competencies of employees/individuals and/or members of the public based on the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) System. It involves the assessment of learning acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning including work and life experience, previous training and study and volunteer work.
The aim of the Competency Assessment is to measure whether an employee/individual can perform a task or group of tasks in order to determine their knowledge, skills and competencies. The Assessment is based on a standard, in this case, the demonstration of competency to satisfy the requirements for the attainment of an NESC Level 2 Certificate.
NESC's Level 2 Certificate and transcripts are awarded to successful candidates.
The process requires a high degree of flexibility and specialization focusing on candidate support and candidate preparation. The assessment is conducted on an individual basis and includes a combination of the following:
A collaborative project team from NESC will oversee the NCAS. This team will document, monitor, evaluate and report on the assessment leading to its successful completion.
The cost for each qualification includes the following:
Individuals and organisations requiring more information on NESC's Competency Assessment and other services offered through the School of Continuing Education may contact the Dean of the SOCE - Mrs Lisa Joseph 636-8315 ext 317 or visit NESC's Website at nesc.edu.tt