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AJ International Consultancy

AJ International Consultancy (AJIC) is a newly formed company established by one of our BCS Associates, Joe Spencer. The company was formed to focus on supporting FE/HE establishments and VET institutions, both nationally and internationally, through consultancy and training in Quality Management and Organisational Development.

As part of AJIC Joe is leading a team of consultants and has gained valuable experience working in the FE/HE and VET sectors over the past 26 years:-

  • 23 years experience at Kilmarnock College holding various posts from Lecturer, Head of Faculty and Assistant Principal and Reid Kerr College as lecturer.

  • Associate Assessor with HMIe for 6 years

  • Project Manager with SQA for 3years

Most recent CPD includes Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Tertiary Education - with a forcus on Quality Improvement in Learning & Teaching; CQI - Chartered Quality Practitioner - ongoing; CMI - Coaching - ongoing; various College Development Network and Education Scotland workshops

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As a result of our ongoing research and development, AJIC and BCS consultants have developed a wide range of services and products designed specifically to support the improvement of quality in education and training:-

Business Excellence models

- improving quality in education & training through various services.

  • Internal Quality Assurance (Self-Evaluation)
  • Curriulum Mapping 
  • Lean towards FE 
  • QILT (Quality Improvement in Learning & Teaching) 
  • Customised Training 

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Professional Development Programmes

(SQA approved)

  • PDA/HNC in Quality (SCQF Level 7)
  • PDA in Quality Improvement (SCQF Level 9)
  • PDA in Learning & Teaching (under development and subject to SQA approval)
  • CPD in Quality Enhancement
  • Internal/Lead Auditing (IRCA approved in partnership with SQMC)

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CPD in Quality

A generic model integrating the PDA in Quality and HNC in Quality into an overall programme, aimed at candidates from all sectors. A blended learning approach matching online learning with real life working experiences and practices in the workplace.

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Mentoring and Tuition Support

Supporting model under development for school pupils in a cost-effective manner, providing group activities in centrally located areas in Ayrshire.

Information on this service will be posted soon.

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Latest News

  • New Professional Development Programmes

    LAUNCH OF NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE FE/HE and VET SECTORS Starting 13 September 2013

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  • Business Excellence Model for SME’s

    ISO: 9001: 14001: 18001: AS 9100: SMS.... A NEW approach to support SMEs in their pursuit towards Achieving Business Excellence through the benefits of effective Management System(s) and customised Employee Development Programme. BCS believes that this model provides a way for your business to ...

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  • FE College Regionalisation – Curriculum Development

    Following the Scottish Governments announcement on their ambitions for Post-16 Education and the resultant changes that will have a major impact on FE colleges in Scotland, it is apparent that each Regional Grouping will have to standardise their curriculum provision at both regional and national...

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  • BCS have formed a partnership with
    AJ International Consultancy
    to focus on quality improvement in the education and training sectors. click for more
  • BCS have launched a NEW interactive short course aimed at supporting SME's from all sectors to develop an online Quality Management System

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  • LAUNCH OF NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE FE/HE and VET SECTORS

    Starting 13 September 2013


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  • Supporting SME’s in their pursuit towards “Achieving Business Excellence” through the benefits of effective Management Systems and Employee Development Programme. click for more