"Quality Improvement in Adult Vocational Education and Training" describes what is required for success in the global skills market and how the quality of skills training for adults can be improved dramatically - and quickly. Addressing the needs of learning providers - including colleges, work-based learning providers, outsourced training companies, charities and the public sector - Sherlock and Perry identify some of the hurdles in the way of the provision of relevant skills and offer a unique approach to delivering excellence in adult vocational training. Containing clear, original and proven models for quality assessment and improvement, the book describes a successful system for all learning environments and illustrates this with case studies from leading workplace learning providers such as Unipart, BMW and Toni and Guy. Readers benefit from advice on diversity and equality, delivering learning that takes into account individual learner's circumstances, self-assessment, the use of data and further practical issues such as the use of instructional materials and on-line learning best practice.
david sherlock retired as chief inspector of adult learning in 2007. he is director of an international consultancy and president of the national institute for adult continuing education and a board member of the qualifications & curriculum authority. nicky perry was director of inspection at the training standards council and the adult learning inspectorate, before becoming director of an international quality improvement consultancy.