Approval of training organisations and training measures according to AZAV

The German Social Code provides for vocational training and further training in order to support those who are unemployed or are threatened with unemployment. This helps them to regain a foothold in the world of work or secure their current position. Those wishing to undertake training can select the training organisation themselves using so-called training vouchers. However, the organisation has to be approved in accordance with the "Further Training Approval Ordinance" (AZAV - Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsverordnung Arbeitsförderung). The prerequisite for approval is the estalishment of a quality management system and an examination of the training concept. TÜV NORD CERT offers this certification to vocational further training organisations, so that they can participate in the training voucher system.

Tried-and-tested quality management

In order to achieve certification, the organisation must install and maintain a quality management system according to a recognised model; Here, TÜV NORD CERT recommends the tried-and-tested standard DIN EN ISO 9001. This system must take the aspects of development, sales, preparation, implementation and follow-up of training courses particularly, and must also take the individual requirements of the AZAV ordinance into consideration. The training measures for which approval is sought must be described as a concept.

Detailed preliminary discussion

The certification consists of an assessment of the quality management system. To this is added an examination of the infrastructure of the organisation, visits to classroom training and evaluation of the competence of the teaching staff. In the assessment of the training concept, the focus is on content, methods, duration and costs. In order to assess the basic readiness for certification before submission of a formal proposal, TÜV NORD CERT offers a detailed preliminary discussion free of charge. Following the successful audit, the AZAV test mark is awarded.

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