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Nov
15

Break through the noise and understand what end-point assessment means for your role as a trainer-assessor

  We’re really excited to announce that we are strategic partners for SDN’s inaugural Apprenticeship Breakthrough Conference on 29th April in Birmingham.   The Conference, for front-line trainers/assessors, won’t just be focused on government policy – it will be practical, interactive, action-focused, and affordable. Delegates will leave the day with insights, tools and actions specific…

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Nov
13

Getting to grips with on-programme assessment – case study insights from Manchester Met University

Getting to grips with on-programme assessment – case study insights from Manchester Met University  Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) delivers a suite of Level 6 and 7 apprenticeship standards, including the Chartered Manger Degree Apprenticeship. To make sure the Chartered Manager curriculum is relevant to specific industries, the course is delivered across several pathways. Karen Castle,…

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Nov
09

Launch of the Guild Register of Assessors

We are proud to announce that we have launched our Guild Register of Assessors (RoA). The Register of Assessors is a unique platform which allows our Registered Practitioners and Managing Practitioners to showcase their sectorial expertise, qualifications and standards approved. We aim to bridge the gap between industry and the individual assessor and are currently…

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Nov
01

The results are in – what type of assessor are you?

We designed this very simple poll to get a feel of: -What type of assessors formed the mainstay of the assessment sector -How assessors viewed their assessment focus -Where there may be a shortfall in assessment skills – capacity, capability and so on We realise that the results are entirely based on those that voted…

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Oct
11

Two federations join forces to ensure integrity and independence of assessment and quality assurance in apprenticeships

LONDON, 10th October 2018. The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) have agreed to work together to support quality apprenticeships. The partnership will help join-up the unique expertise of end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs), sector skills councils, the individual assessors guild and end-point quality assurance providers (EQAs).…

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Oct
08

Apprenticeship Providers – Kitemark needed?

As many of you will have seen, BBC Breakfast posed an interesting question on this morning’s show – are kitemarks needed for apprenticeships? The suggestion that the government introduces a kitemark system for good apprentice employers to encourage best practice and help apprentices choose the best employer is an interesting one. The Assessors Guild have…

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Sep
24

Assessors Guild – Conference Reschedule

On the 19th September we made a decision to reschedule the London conference, as we want to provide the best possible opportunities and experience for our stakeholders and members. We are working with a partner to provide a more exciting event that will have greater reach for you. We will be working on this over the next…

By Eleonora Ivanova | News
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Sep
04

A Warm Welcome to Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE as Fellow of The Assessors Guild

The Assessors Guild would like to extend a very warm welcome to Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE as one of our prestigious Fellows. He is a professor of adult education at the University of Wolverhampton, Honorary Fellow of UNESCO’s Institute of Lifelong Learning, and Distinguished Professor at the International Institute of Adult and Continuing Education,…

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Aug
28

Assessors Voice – The Importance of Standards

  An article by Professor Ian Favell – Fellow of The Assessors Guild   Have you noticed that everyone today is talking about Standards? Suddenly Standards seem to have become the new ‘must haves’ for all organisations, whether providing goods or services in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors and for all professional bodies. Why…

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Aug
17

Advice for Gaining a Regulated Assessor Qualification

We were recently contacted by a potential member who wanted some advice on Assessor courses.  With 30 years-experience in accounting and business admin roles within many business sectors, she had often prepared and given in-house training which included the development of assessments. However, this practitioner didn’t have formal qualifications in assessment and wanted to know how…

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