Assessing and Assuring Quality of Assessment

The New Broom Training courses Assessing and Assuring Quality of Assessment are the new set of qualifications developed for the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), which cover assessment and the quality assurance of assessment. These new qualifications will supersede the existing assessor and verifier qualifications (A1, A2, V1 and V2).

The new framework offers increased flexibility in the way vocational achievement can be assessed and demonstrated and the new standards reflect current practice in learning and development and describe what a person needs to do, know and understand in order to carry out the assessor and verifier roles in a consistent and competent way. The new qualifications available are summarised below. Full details for assessors, internal verifiers and external verifiers are also available.

The New Assessor and Internal and External Verifier Qualifications

The new assessor and internal and external verifier qualifications are appropriate for all staff assessing and quality-assuring qualifications in the QCF, including staff assessing on non-NVQ or non-competence-based qualifications, ensuring that they meet agreed standards of assessment.

New qualifications for assessors:

A1: ‘Award in Assessing Candidate’s Using a Range of Methods’ is replaced by the level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment; Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement; Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement and Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

New qualifications for quality assurance staff (currently known as ‘internal and external verifiers’):

V1: ‘Award in Conducting the Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process’ is replaced by level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice; Certificate in leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice and Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Contact New Broom Training for more information by telephoning 01795 500816. We will be happy to talk through your requirements.