Auditors work in pairs and are responsible for the following:
For more information on the auditors' task see the roadmap.
Two distinct yet complementary profiles have been identified for the purposes of pairing up auditors with an advanced knowledge and understanding of French as a foreign language centres.
The senior auditor conducts the audit and is the main point of contact between the candidate centre and the operator. They ensure that the preparation and implementation of the audit comply with the terms outlined in the processes and procedures applicable to the scheme. In addition to the number of years' experience they have in the teaching of FFL, their professional background will demonstrate the expertise they have acquired in managing a French as a foreign language centre, which is why the senior auditor is more specifically responsible for assessing fields A (Hosting and support), L (Premises, safety and equipment) and G (Management).
The secondary auditor specialises in teaching FFL and is an expert in the field of course engineering. They analyse the methodological and pedagogical components of a teaching programme and assess the quality of the audited centre's teaching staff, which is why they are more specifically responsible for criteria E (Teachers) and F (Teaching and training courses).
Terms and conditions governing recruitment
Auditors are recruited in accordance with the following specific criteria:
There are two parts to the CIEP's recruitment of auditors:
The first of these is the pre-selection phase, which is based on a detailed study of the curriculum vitae and the candidate's cover letter. This comprises five areas of analysis:
This is followed by an interview during which a panel is responsible for selecting auditors from among the admissible candidates. A grid is used to assess the candidate auditor in the following four fields:
Knowledge of FFL professions:
Following the interview process, successful candidates are required to attend audit training days pertaining specifically to the certification scheme. The aims of this training are as follows:
The content of the training relates to the following: