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IQ and Essence X Launch IQ India

IQ Group, in collaboration with their India partners launched ‘Industry Qualifications, India’, at the Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities India: Technology and Investment Summit, convened at Windsor, UK on the 13th July 2015. IQ India will provide access to a range of IQ Group products and services, contextualized where appropriate for the Indian economy.

IQ India will offer qualifications for individuals to British and International standards in conjunction with Industry Qualifications Ltd, which is an Ofqual regulated awarding organization in the UK. Industry Qualifications and IQ India will also be developing qualifications for the Indian economy to NSQF requirements. IQ India will also offer audit and certification services for organisations, to ISO, British and other national and industry standards through UKAS approved certification body, IQ Verify Ltd.

In addition to the certification activity provided in conjunction with Industry Qualifications and IQ Verify, IQ India will also manage the Indian chapter of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM), one of the UK’s oldest management institutes, providing Institute services and professional recognition for Indian administrative managers and personal assistants

In welcoming the agreement, Mr Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, UK said “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to establish IQ India, which will join IQ Arabia in a growing network of international partners. Our objective has been to provide access to a wide range of international standards and certifications which is responsive to local conditions. The importance of local representation in providing service, relevance and a cultural understanding cannot be over-emphasised and we are delighted to have found such a strong partner in India”.

Mr Karan Dhaul, Director, IQ, India said “It has taken us a year’s diligence to make IQ, India a reality. Our endeavor is to provide certification backed by quality and the stringent norms of IQ, UK, across various sectors in India. We intend to develop niche qualifications for India, with an aim to bridge the gap between industry and education, which would enhance the skills and knowledge base of candidates and at the same time be acceptable in the international arena. IQ Certification will be synonymous with quality and credibility, in addition we intend to provide organizational certification through the UKAS certified IQ, Verify, as well as qualifications in Management through the 100 years old Institute of Administrative Management. With the launch of IQ India, we forsee an exciting and enriching time for the candidates and employers in India and across the Globe, with credibility and accountability weaved in with the additional layer of External Verification.”

For further information, please contact Mr. Dhruv Bhandari # +91 9958998674

IQ, UK is presently in the process of establishing IAM India Chapter through IQ, India.

IQ and Essence X Reach Agreement on India

Date : Apr 15, 2014 09:40 AM

The agreement allows for the distribution of IQ British and International qualifications, and the development of qualifications suitable to employers in India as well as employers of Indians abroad. The initial focus will be on the Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Electronics industries, wherein Essence X has developed relations with some key stakeholders.

In welcoming the agreement, Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, said "We are delighted to have reached agreement with Essence X and have been hugely impressed by the commitment of the partnership in playing a central role in the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in India. IQ looks forward to playing its part in supporting the development of a world-class educational framework which is cognisant of and responsive to the needs of the Indian economy".

Karan Dhaul, Chairman of Essence X said "We are working closely with IQ to build the capacity and capabilities of India as a world leader in supply of skilled Manpower and the capabilities of Essence X as the pioneer of customized qualifications that may be recognized worldwide. We look forward to working with Indian employers as well as Placement organizations worldwide to ensure that we offer high quality industry qualifications against international standards. We believe that Essence X will be able to provide an effective bridge between the Indian economy and international standards."

It is anticipated that Essence X will be offering the IQ qualifications by mid 2014, after conducting a detailed needs analysis across various sectors, in order to support the development, adaptation and implementation of IQ qualifications in India.

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Industry Qualifications (IQ) provides a new approach to the operation of an awarding organisation and is approved by UK qualifications regulators, including Ofqual. It is a mutual awarding organisation that is owned by its members working across a range of economic sectors. IQ values partnership and enjoys a world class reputation for the integrity of its assessment, governance and relationship with stakeholders.

Essence X is an Indian company involved in providing consultancy & qualification services in the fields of Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Electronics. The company has strategic tie ups with various stakeholders and vocational training providers pan India. With its vast experience and knowledge of the Indian training sector Essence X is ideally placed to identify, adapt and develop IQ qualifications and training in the Indian context.

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