Database to stamp out CV qualification lies


Database to stamp out CV qualification lies
A new database means that soon jobseekers will no longer be able to lie about their qualifications when they apply for a new job.

The Learner Achievement Record system, set up by exam body the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) could eventually hold details about every exam taken by a candidate from their degree results right back to their primary school Sat results, the agency said.

Originally set up to manage vocational qualifications, the system is to be extended to include GSCEs and A-levels in the next year and is set for potential further expansion in the future.

The information will be able to be easily sent to potential employers with the click of a mouse and is expected to become a standard source of verification for employers and educators, the Times reports.

The programme is currently being tested at UK training centres and will be rolled out across England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2010.

A recent study from The Risk Advisory Group (TRAG) revealed that as many as 20 per cent of CVs submitted for job applications in the UK contain significant lies, such as disclosing inaccurate academic qualifications.

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