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We were the first OCR Centre to be approved to run the new QCF Assessor and IQA Certificates, and Rob was the first OCR candidate to achieve them!

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A little History

Rob was working in training when the NVQ was invented and set up the Staffordshire Accredited Training Centre as one of about 40 Centres across the country to train Government Instructors on YTS (Youth Training Scheme) and CP (Community Programme).

He set up Rob Faulkner Associates in 1992 specialising in Assessor, Verifier, and Trainer training in both large and small organisations, and he wrote competence based VQs for several large companies involving researching and trying for himself over 100 jobs in tyre manufacturing and the same in biscuit making.

He tried to retire in 2007 and passed RFA on to his colleague, Lynda Eastop (http://www.rfa-associates.co.uk/), but both his sons, Simon and Michael, decided to try NVQs and enjoyed the work so much that we set up A1 Assessment Ltd in 2008.

We have been joined by Peter Leason (an engineer who worked with Rob from the very beginning at RFA), Kevin Wooff (an RAF navigator colleague of Simon’s), and Dave Hodgson (an RAF pilot colleague of Michael’s).

We have a wide range of friends, colleagues, and clients from a variety of backgrounds with whom we share news, rumours, and gossip so that we keep in touch with all the latest developments in the world of training and qualifications. We are actively involved in the development of qualifications with OCR (our Awarding Organisation).

We believe that this background makes us aware of the pressures of the real world, and we make sure that our courses and assessments are based in the workplace on the needs of the specific candidates with whom we are working.