About

THE SCIENCE INDUSTRY ASSESSMENT SERVICE (SIAS) IS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF COGENT SKILLS. IT IS AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT ORGANISATION THAT OFFERS A HIGH-QUALITY END POINT ASSESSMENT SERVICE, THAT IS NOW AN ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES.

WE WORK WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF CLIENTS WHO VALUE OUR DEPTH OF EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA, AND OUR SECTOR KNOWLEDGE, DEVELOPED THROUGH CLOSE WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS AND THE WIDER CONTRIBUTION OF THE COGENT SKILLS GROUP TO THE SCIENCE INDUSTRIES.

SIAS designs and delivers end point assessment tests, that ensure that individuals who are completing an apprenticeship programme meet the standards expected of them.  Our role is to ensure that assessments are fair, consistent and objective, and designed to accurately measure individuals’ competencies against industry requirements. Our assessment service is subject to independent External Quality Assurance by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

The majority of our current customers are from the Life Sciences and Industrial Science sectors, but we also offer assessment services to the science and technology workforce in other sectors such as education, health service, utilities, food and drink, contractors and consultancies and their supply chain companies.

Our small team in Warrington includes the following key roles:
·      Managing Director
·      Head of Business Operations (responsible for practical delivery of assessment)
·      Development Manager (responsible for design of assessment)
·      Marketing Manager
·      Administrative support

Download a current team structure chart (please note that this is subject to review).

We also work with a growing number of associates, who work nationwide to support the delivery of assessment programmes.

Find out more at our website.
Visit the Cogent Skills website.

Our main office is located in Warrington in Cheshire.

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