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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]

Analyse and Break Down Learning Objectives

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Learning objectives usually need to be broken down into more-detailed objectives in order to help the facilitator and planning group design appropriate learning activities. Facilitators can ask themselves: “What would learners need to be able to do in order to develop, through further practice, the required performance?” The objectives should be as specific as possible: phrases like “to know”, “to appreciate” are impossible to measure. Phrases like “to plan”, “to make”, “to identify” are more concrete and therefore easier to evaluate.

The objectives should always be realistic and achievable to avoid any sense of personal failure on the part of the participants or the facilitator.