Preparing for external quality review: critical success factors for vocational institutions

Hasan, Jameel and Alhayki, Fatema (2018) Preparing for external quality review: critical success factors for vocational institutions. In: ANQAHE 3rd Regional Conference: Quality Higher Education in the 21st Century: Achieving Effectiveness and Adding Value, 29 March 2018, State of Kuwait.

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This paper identifies the critical success factors which have led to outstanding review results for vocational institutions in Bahrain. A checklist in preparation for a Bahrain Qualifications Authority (BQA) review was designed in 2012 and has been used over the last 5 years in 6 vocational institutions. Data gathered during the implementation of this checklist led to the identification of the success factors that determine the achievement of an outstanding review result. 19 success factors were identified. 11 of these success factors relate to institutional achievements and 6 relate to institution processes. At the core of these latter 6 critical success factors was the effective implementation of a learner-centred approach. The other 5 success factors included: meeting diverse needs of learners; talented learners’ progress and achievement; the progress and achievement of learners with specific challenges; benchmarking of learners’ achievement against international providers and; evidence of planning and its positive impact on learners. This study provided a set of recommendations to enable vocational institutions to strengthen their practices in relation to the top 6 success factors.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 01:55
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: external quality review, vocational institutions, learner-centred approach
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems

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