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18 June 2015

Hundreds and hundreds of people Google 'how to become an assessor' on a monthly basis. It's a question that is asked by many, but answered effectively by very few. Hopefully, after reading this article you will feel like it's not as complicated as what everyone makes out after all.

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Wed 25, Jul 2018

Kevin the Teenager might just have had a fair point... Remember him? One of Harry Enfield’s funnier, best-observed, most recognisable characters – even on film, trying so hard and failing so comically to ‘go large’ in Ibiza with his mate Perry. Kevi...

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Wed 25, Jul 2018

Assessment is about making judgments about learners’ competence through evidence that links to relevant outcomes relating to specific subjects or roles. This may be standards or qualification driven. Assessment should give learners’ the opportunity t...

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Mon 25, Jun 2018

ESFA today (25 Jun) published this guide to the process for assessing apprentices doing apprenticeships in England.  An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. An apprenticeship can be a standard or a f...

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Fri 22, Jun 2018

The Assessors Guild is the Professional Membership Body for the assessor and quality assurance practitioner community. Assessors, both formative and End Point are at times under-represented and need professional recognition, particularly as this sect...

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Mon 04, Jun 2018

Demand for End Point Assessors Much has been written about the new arrangements for assessing apprentices and how different this is, with “new skills” needed. With large numbers of apprenticeship schemes already running, about to start, or in the pro...

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Thu 31, May 2018

Let’s invest properly in them and simplify the quality assurance regime, argues TOM BEWICK. One of the newest aspects of the apprenticeship reforms is end-point assessment. The Richard Review used a neat analogy in making the case for a final compete...

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Wed 23, May 2018

We catch up with Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) for a series of podcasts around the developing World of Apprenticeships. This is the first in a series of podcasts and focusses on End Point As...

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Thu 17, May 2018

I woke up this morning, full of the joys of spring. The sun shining, just back from our 8th levy conference at Wembley stadium and although a bit tired (old age creeping on), I was ready for a new day in the office. Car started, Apple Car Play on and...

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Mon 14, May 2018

High quality will mean that those undertaking apprenticeships have confidence that the skills they are learning will help them succeed, progress and thrive.  And it means that employers will see the bottom line return of a workforce with the ri...

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Thu 03, May 2018

The introduction of End Point Assessment (EPA) into new Apprenticeship standards brings a fresh challenge for apprentices, employers and, in particular, Assessors. However, as many Apprentice Assessment Organisations (AAOs) are already discovering, ...

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