Develop’s Quality Assurance and Audit Team celebrates its 2nd anniversary

   30 October 2023         News

Develop Training, one of the UK’s leading accredited providers of compliance, technical and safety training, is celebrating the success of its Quality Assurance and Audit Team (QAA) as it marks its two-year anniversary.

Launched in 2021, the team was established to ensure that Develop could continue to deliver exceptional quality training and an unrivalled service to its delegates and the industry employers it works with. Two years on, the QAA team’s work has become a recognisable success, providing insights and consultation on risk-based quality assurance for external clients.

As a testament to its growth, the team now works with six awarding organisations to provide Develop with the risk-based assurance of 19 accredited schemes that cover 80 qualifications which are delivered to over 8,000 delegates every academic year.

External quality assurance & audit consultancy work

Develop credits its success to its ‘Three-Lines of Defence’ approach to quality assurance — (1) management of training, (2) focus on quality assurance, (3) facilitating an independent audit. This technique was applied as part of Develop’s external quality assurance consultation to Network Plus, a leading utility and infrastructure service provider, when appointed by the organisation in 2022 to provide an independent external audit service.

2022 Team of the Year

The team has not only created a successful consultation service and established an external reputation for stringent processes and procedures but has also been recognised internally at Develop’s in-house awards in 2022 when named Team of the Year.

Andy Holmes, Head of Audit & Quality Improvement at Develop, stated:

We are pleased to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and acknowledge the hard work of the whole team in order to reach this milestone. This has been a remarkable journey where our offering has continued to grow and evolve, resulting in excellent results for Develop and our clients.

Looking ahead, we are excited to continue working with the wider team at Develop as well as offer out our services externally to those who require an un-biased quality assurance check.”

For more information about the Quality Assurance and Audit Team (QAA), please visit:

Staff Conference Award Winners 2022 - Team of the Year
Staff Conference Award Winners 2022 - Team of the Year

Professional accreditations