OFTEC assessments – how are they developed?

When OFTEC develops a new set of assessments, such as for the recent heat pump scheme, there is a process to be followed.

OFTEC Assessment

Contrary to popular belief in the wider trade, it’s not just a matter of OFTEC staff members deciding how the assessments should be structured and what should, or should not, be included.

Working group

The main OFTEC board, together with the OFTEC Scheme Committee (OSC), will identify the area in which an assessment package will be developed. The OSC will ask OFTEC to put together a working group to look at this, and it is usually the responsibility of the Training Manager to identify suitable participants and invite them on to the group.

The working group will then look at the Minimum Technical Competencies for the area of work in question - these set out the minimum competence requirements for organisations and individuals in a competent . . .

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