Component 5

Improve QA of assessment and certification processes

 

Component 5 deals with an important aspect of all qualifications systems, namely quality assurance, with emphasis on the assessment and certification processes. By definition, the focus of an outcomes-based qualification is the demonstrated achievement of those outcomes. In this sense, the assessment of achievement is of vastly greater significance than any learning/teaching processes that may have preceded it. The change of emphasis from input to output will challenge all parts of the system, reflecting as it does the focus from supply to demand.

Key deliverables include:

  • New regulations, methodologies and guidelines for improving assessment in line with international good practice developed and agreed with the Beneficiary;
  • New assessment approaches in IVET, for sub-bachelor and HE qualifications tested;
  • Guidelines for the internal and external QA of assessment and certification processes, including the QA for VNFIL developed;
  • Standards for assessors and for validators and a training programme tested.

The Activities to be undertaken are as follows.

Activity 5.1
Organise at least one study visit to EU Member States on QA of assessment and certification processes for the Beneficiary
 
Activity 5.2
Develop new regulations, methodologies and guidelines for improved assessment in line with international good practice; develop guidelines for internal and external QA of assessment and certification processes, and integrate as well guidelines for QA for VNFIL
 
Activity 5.3
Develop standards and test a training programme for assessors and for validators; train a group of assessors and test new assessment approaches in IVET for sub bachelor and HE qualifications, involving assessors from the world of work
 

 


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