810, 2018

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 [...]

409, 2018

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 [...]

1708, 2018

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 [...]

308, 2018

Partnership with Protocol Recruitment Services

The Assessors Guild are excited to be partnering with Protocol. Protocol are one of the leading providers of flexible staffing and recruitment services to the FE sector, providing high quality jobs to the Assessor job market. This collaborative working arrangement will seek to provide more opportunities for Assessors to find [...]

308, 2018

Are the New Apprenticeships Just Another Name For Examinations?

Those of us still able to remember our full time college courses that resulted in a final examination may well question whether the current shift in learning is actually anything new. The fact that End Point Assessment must be completed by an impartial, independent Assessor is no different from having [...]

1607, 2018

Ofqual Consultation of End Point Assessment Regulation

Ofqual carried out a consultation into the regulation around apprenticeships and End Point Assessment. This consultation related to Ofqual’s external quality assurance of apprenticeship end-point assessments. It is about the rules and guidance that they wish to apply and those that they intend to disapply. The consultation has now finished and it makes for [...]

407, 2018

Apprenticeship – The Learning and Work Institute Collection of Essays

The Learning and Work Institute have recently published a collection of essays on the reformed apprenticeship programme - All Change: Where next for apprenticeships? This has contributions from leading experts setting out ways to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure fair access to training. Some essays highlight the stark [...]