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Benchmarking the Chartered Institute of Building’s Chartered Membership (MCIOB)

In a recent study for the CIOB, UK NARIC benchmarked the Chartered Member (MCIOB) designation against national qualification standards. The work confirmed that the MCIOB is comparable to QCF Level 6 overall and partially met learning outcomes at QCF Level 7.

The main objective of the study was to determine the overall comparability of the MCIOB against the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for facilitating greater understanding and recognition of the designation nationally and internationally.

With over 42,000 members from a wide range of professional disciplines within the construction industry worldwide, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is considered to be the international voice of the building professional and through its delivery of qualifications and certifications, maintains high standards that meet the needs of a changing industry.

The CIOB has routes to Chartered Membership to suit all professionals working in the built environment from those with extensive experience but no academic qualifications to new graduates entering the industry. Chartered professionals are entitled to use the designation MCIOB (Member CIOB), which is awarded to individuals who successfully demonstrate the required competencies of a Chartered Builder through the Professional Review.

The study focused on the CIOB’s Professional Review, which is the final stage to Chartered MCIOB membership that assesses candidates’ competences and allows employers or line managers to verify a candidate’s ability to carry out the work of a qualified Chartered builder. The study included an in-depth analysis of the Professional Review’s entry requirements, assessment objectives and quality assurance processes. It found that the majority of the QCF Level 6 descriptors were met by the Professional Review assessment objectives, resulting in overall comparability at QCF Level 6. The assessment objectives also met some of the learning outcomes at QCF Level 7, resulting in partial coverage at QCF Level 7. On conclusion of the study, the following comparability level was given:

CIOB Membership Grade Comparability to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Member (MCIOB)

Comparable to QCF Level 6 and partially QCF Level 7

Further information on the CIOB and membership can be found on the CIOB website.
For information on the project work undertaken, please contact projects@ecctis.co.uk.

29/05/2013 11:26:00
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