ISO 29993 Certification Consultancy for Learning Services Outside Formal Education

ISO 29993 Certification is today one of the most desirable certifications for the providers of learning services outside formal education, including all types of life-long learning. It covers vocational training and in-company training, either outsourced or in-house. ISO 29993:2017 is a service standard that specifies a set of minimum requirements for learning services outside formal education. Hence, ISO 29993:2017 Certification improves the quality of learning services as well as its transparency and credibility in the market, because the service provider has to fulfil the minimum requirements for internationally agreed levels of quality learning services. ISO 29993:2017 certification also promotes the understanding and awareness of learners and/or sponsors as to the quality, sequence, and outputs of learning services (outside formal education) and their informed decision on the purchase of such services. ISO 29993:2017 is not for schools, colleges and universities providing learning services as part of a formal education system, but they can also get benefited from its implementation, where practical. it can be useful to them as a tool for reflection and self-evaluation.

Our ISO 29993 consultants will help the providers of learning services outside formal education in implementing ISO 29993:2017 and achieving ISO 29993 certification at a minimum cost and time.

ISO 29993:2017 Certification

ISO 29993:2017 Certificate is issued by an ISO/IEC 17021-1 accredited Certification body, which is competent to provide such a certificate. ISO 29993:2017 certification is not a once-and-for-all award but must be renewed at regular intervals recommended by the certification body. The ISO 29993 certificate is issued by the Certification body initially for a period of three years after successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (Final) assessment. Surveillance audits are conducted by the Certification body within the period of three years at the interval of six months, nine months or twelve months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of three years, renewal audit is conducted for the new cycle of three years and upon successful completion of such audit, ISO 18788 certificate is re-issued for further three years. Our ISO 29993 consultants are always ready to sail you through the ISO 29993:2017 Certification process.

Steps for ISO 29993 Certification Consultancy

Punyam.com, a well-known ISO 29993 Certification Consultancy provider in India, is having a rich experience of system implementation and certification for various ISO standards across different types of organizations. Punyam helps learning service providers outside formal education in the implementation of ISO 29993: 2017 system and thereby achieving ISO 29993 certification through any stringent audits by accredited certification bodies. Our ISO 29993 certification consultancy involves mainly following steps:

  • Initial gap analysis and survey of the existing system
  • Awareness program for all the employees on ISO 29993 learning services management system (LSMS) and ISO 29993 certification
  • Forming a steering committee and task-force for ISO 29993 documentation
  • Defining policies and establishing objectives
  • Preparing ISO 29993:2017 documents based on detailed study of all activities of the organization. The documents include:
    • LSMS Manual,
    • Mandatory procedures required by the standard,
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various activities covered under the scope of ESMS,
    • Formats to establish the objective evidence of implementation and to ensure control over all the management system,
  • Implementation and training of all personnel in the use of procedures and formats
  • Training of internal auditors for ISO 29993:2017 certification
  • Assess the system through first internal audit
  • Carry out management review meeting in presence of top management of the organization
  • Suggest corrective actions for nonconformities
  • Application to certification body for ISO 29993:2017 certification
  • Assess the system through second round of internal audit
  • Facilitate pre certification audit by certification body (Optional)
  • Support in taking actions suggested by certification body.
  • Final audit by ISO 29993:2017 certification body
  • Support in taking corrective actions on the nonconformities and audit findings of the certification body
  • Get ISO 29993:2017 certification.

Benefits of ISO 29993 Certification

ISO 29993 Certification and effective implementation of ISO 29993:2017 LSMS ensures that a robust management system has been established and employees of the organization are fully aware of their role within the system.

ISO 29993 Certification gives benefits to the Learning Service providers and the learners, both.

Benefits of ISO 29993 Certification to the Learning Service providers:

  • Align various elements of learning services, including advertising, information provided to learners, needs analysis, design, assessment and evaluation, for the purpose of improving the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of learning services.
  • Enhance the credibility of learning services.
  • Provide a model for improving learning services that can be shared within an organization.
  • Provide an internationally recognized instrument that demonstrates the reliability and quality of learning services.

Benefits of ISO 29993 Certification to the Learners (and/or their sponsors)

  • Informed decision by learner: ISO 29993 specifies requirements on the information to be provided to learners (and/or their sponsors).
  • Compliance with ISO 29993 can help learners select learning services that are appropriate to their goals and purposes.

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