The CIOB commissioned a study carried out by the National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) to determine the overall comparability of the CIOB’s chartered membership grades against national qualification standards.
The benchmarking study focussed on the learning outcomes of the professional review. Results indicate that the MCIOB grade is comparable to a level 6 qualification under QCF, additionally meeting some level 7 criteria.
The CIOB’s fellowship grade – the FCIOB – was also benchmarked, attaining a mixture of level 7 and level 8 competencies, comparable to post graduate level study.
CIOB head of education Ros Thorpe said, “By benchmarking our qualifications against competency and educational standards both nationally and internationally we are able to increase recognition of the MCIOB and FCIOB across the world.
“The results of this assessment are an endorsement of the high standards of the Professional Review and the value of chartered membership qualifications.”