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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[...]


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In practical terms, then, when planning training, facilitators should:

• Ensure that a good learning environment is created in advance;

• Focus the subject matter on the current needs and problems of the participants;

• Use a variety of participatory training techniques that are rooted in the participants’ own knowledge and experience;

• Have participants work in small groups when they are reflecting on the activities in which they have participated;

• Ensure flexibility, allowing for adaptations to training activities as they progress.