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The Importance of Initial Assessments and Recognising Prior Learning in Apprenticeships

December 9th 2021

Dan Howard, Operations Director of Learning for Work at NCFE, delves into the importance of Initial Assessments and the benefits these bring to learners. Initial Assessments (IAs) are a vital step in every apprenticeship. Conducted prior to the beginning of an apprenticeship, they aim to help training providers better understand the learner’s abilities in line with the proposed apprenticeship, as well as assess their starting point to better set them...

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Integrating an Ecosystem of Partners to Reimagine Vocational Education

December 9th 2021

A Unique Phygital Model to Enhance Vocational Learning Combining Hands-On Project Work, Multimodal Digital Learning Resources, Live Online Lectures, and Gamified Learning TCS iON™ has brought together an ecosystem of academia, corporates, publishers, and original equipment manufacturers as part of its innovative phygital model for vocational education. This ecosystem will drive enhanced learning content, experiences and outcomes for learners looking to enhance their skills. TCS iON has developed a large...

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Autumn/Winter 2021 conference news

December 9th 2021

By eAA Chief Executive, Matt Wingfield The past few weeks have seen the long-awaited return of some key in-person events in the education calendar, including the annual conferences of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), the Association of Colleges (AoC), and finally the Schools and Academies Show. It was great to have the opportunity to get back out and meet people face to face after such a long period of...

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How to ensure the security of your Test Content

December 9th 2021

In this article, Adarsh Sudhindra, Vice President Sales & Strategy USA, Excelsoft, shares a few guidelines that Test Publishers and Test Delivery Platforms need to follow to ensure the security of test content during the assessment lifecycle. "We live in a world where access to information is at our fingertips! In this "Online First" world, it is becoming increasingly difficult, yet increasingly important for Test Publishers and Test Delivery Platforms to...

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New blog: Promoting the Value of IT certification

December 1st 2021

A blog by Mel Nethercott/Graham Livingstoneof PSI Whatever industry you work in, you are probably guilty of sometimes using jargon and technical detail that is completely unintelligible to people outside your profession. Those of us who work in certification are no different. We love to get into the detail of psychometrics and different test construction methodologies. It’s great to be passionate about what we do. However, we must be careful...

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What does authentic assessment look like in a digital society?

October 5th 2021

A blog from Inspera Assessments matter to students. At the end of a course or module, their grade is both a measure of personal success as well as proof of achievement for future institutions or employers. During the course, assessments allow them to reinforce skills, monitor their progress, and recognise knowledge gaps. But these valuable outcomes can only happen if assessments are well-designed, relevant and fair. So what does this...

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