Gap Training is away of filling in the relevant gaps within your knowledge, skills and experiences.
GWO training providers can deliver gap training in specific circumstances, such as when a technician has a similar training and their employer or contracting party requires them to have a GWO certificate.
Several GWO member companies have reviewed their training against GWO standards. This process requires a ‘gap analysis’.
The results of these analyses are published, so that training providers can ‘train the gap’ and ‘merit’ the individual’s training to GWO standard. Once the training is completed, the delegate can receive the appropriate certificate which the training provider can upload to WINDA.
Training standards create a safer and moreproductive workforce. When more training is standardized, employers can recognize the validity of that training more efficiently and with greater certainty that the quality meets their own expectations.
Gap training can currently be delivered for these existing training programmes. Upon completion, the delegate is awarded certificates for the appropriate modules.
This list will grow as further training programmes complete gap analyses against GWO standards. Once a gap analysis is completed, any training course/qualification can be merited to GWO standards.
It depends on the gap! GWO training standards consist of predefined lesson timetables and learning objectives.
A similar training must be compared against the standard, using the GWO gap matrix. The result will show either a gap and that training should be delivered, or that there is no gap and the training can be merited to the GWO standard.
The training provider must apply for license to complete the training.
The application form includes the list of existing training courses against which a gap training can be provided, and the requirements a training provider must meet.