Quality Assurance

Assessment Plan Review Grading

One of the most useful features in Stedfast’s assessment plan module is the ability to set grade descriptors for each outcome. This helps staff determine a more realistic score when conducting assessment plan reviews. Programme Assessment Plans As a reminder, assessment plans are critical to the success of learning and skills programmes. By providing a …

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Covid Risk Assessments for Education and Training Providers

The Department for Education updated its guidance for Covid risk assessments last week. Education and training providers are required by law to think about the risks the staff and students face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Education and training providers can develop …

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Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

With the end of apprenticeship frameworks just a few days away we thought it would be timely to write a short article about apprenticeship on programme assessments. Apprenticeship frameworks were typically formed from portfolio-based qualifications. These followed the pattern of selecting the appropriate units, having learners submit evidence to cover the criteria, assessing the evidence …

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Planning Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

Planning Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

Over the last few years, there have been significant changes in the way apprenticeship providers confirm that learners have the necessary skills and knowledge to complete their programmes. When NVQs were the core delivery model, apprentices usually had to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competencies. When diplomas were introduced they had to demonstrate …

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Apprenticeship Curriculum Mapping

For anyone who has had apprentices go through an endpoint assessment, they may have been asked to submit a showcase portfolio that maps to the apprenticeship standards. Interestingly, unlike the old fashioned NVQs or Diploma programmes, the showcase portfolio does not need to be as packed with evidence as portfolios used to be. The introduction …

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