We have been asked recently whether we can award a delegate a Certificate of Attendance. The learner did not meet the requirements of the course so failed to be awarded our usual Certificate of Competence. The answer is No, but I wanted to explain why:
What would a Certificate of Attendance mean? It would mean that a learner sat in the room, paid no attention, contributed nothing and demonstrated no learning. Why would we certificate this?
Any organisation being presented with a Certificate of Attendance is going to come to the same conclusion. A Certificate of Attendance is meaningless.