One of the objectives for NSDC is to catalyze skilling initiatives that can potentially have a multiplier effect, while striving to involve the industry in all aspects of skill development.
Quality Assurance team at NSDC focuses on enabling structure and consistency across skilling endeavors in the country.
All Skilling Trainings should follow the National Occupational Standards (NOS) as per the constitution of the targeted Qualification Pack (QP). To assure quality and consistency of skilling across the skill training initiatives for the varied job roles across the country, NSDC coordinates with the respective Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) for the development of the following deliverables QP-wise amongst other resources:
- Model Curriculum
- Skilling Content
- Participant Handbook
- Facilitator Guides with Training Delivery Plan and Assessment Criteria
A Model Curriculum describes the recommended means, materials, methodology for delivering a training in a targeted QP.
Skilling Content creation follows the Model Curriculum. This is an important step in facilitating delivery of quality training and contributes greatly to achieving the desired learning outcomes. SSCs in coordination with NSDC have created the content for over 220 QPs.
The Quality Assurance team also facilitates accessibility of Skilling Content for the popular QPs in the ecosystem.
The Model Curriculum can be accessed sector-wise by using the following link: http://www.nsdcindia.org/nos
The Skilling Content Marketplace can be accessed using the following link: https://www.nsdcindia.org/New/scmp
Procedures and Documents Related to Quality Assurance
It is recommended that all training material being used by Training Partners should be structured as per the NSDC Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines and templates. These guidelines and templates can be accessed from the given links:
Quality Assurance Templates:
- Curriculum Template
This template facilitates the creation of Skilling Curriculum for all Qualification Packs. It also gives an overview about trainer pre-requisites and assessment criteria.
- Training Delivery Plan Template
This template facilitates the creation of a learning plan. It gives an overview about the modules along with their objectives, methodology, NOS reference, duration and equipment required for conducting the session.
Quality Assurance Guidelines:
- Skilling Curriculum and Training Delivery Plan (TDP) Guidelines
This document explains the guidelines that should be followed while aligning Curriculum to QP-NOSs. It details out the process involved in creating Skilling Curriculum and Training Delivery Plan.
- Guidelines for Training Partner
This document provides the guidelines to be followed for the implementation of training aids, trainer, assessment, and certification process.
- Guidelines for Participant Handbook
This document describes the guidelines for the creation of a participant handbook. It includes elements of a participant handbook and NOS-wise coverage of instructional content.
- Guidelines for Facilitator Guide
This document describes the guidelines for the creation of a facilitator guide. It includes elements of a facilitator guide and specific NOS-wise guidelines to help trainers conduct the sessions. It also includes general instructions for trainers.